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Bristol Business Blog: Interaction. How to prepare your office so your employees can return to work safely

June 19, 2020
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Bristol Business Blog: Interaction. How to prepare your office so your employees can return to work safely

With the lockdown easing and more businesses re-opening, the workplace psychologists and designers at Interaction have developed an in-depth guide to help companies prepare for their return to the office safely, confidently and responsibly.    Safely It doesn’t need to be complicated. But you do need to be thorough. It starts...

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Bristol’s ‘plane-of-the-future’ technology centre prepares for take-off

June 19, 2020
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Bristol’s ‘plane-of-the-future’ technology centre prepares for take-off

Engineering group GKN has taken possession of its new £32m aerospace technology centre in Bristol – a move that strengthens the city’s reputation as a world-leading centre for aerospace innovation. The 110,000 sq ft centre, pictured, at Filton will house 300 highly skilled engineers working in research and develop...

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Nearly ready for ignition: Bird’s-eye film shows Bristol’s world-class car engine research centre taking shape

June 18, 2020
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Nearly ready for ignition: Bird’s-eye film shows Bristol’s world-class car engine research centre taking shape

Drone footage of Bristol’s £70m global centre of excellence for ultra-low emission vehicles has been released as it nears its post-construction stage. The world-beating Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS) is due to open next year on the Bristol & Bath Science Park at Emersons Green.  Owned by...

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Bristol city centre shops and bars at risk of collapse with mass job losses, BID warns

June 18, 2020
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Bristol city centre shops and bars at risk of collapse with mass job losses, BID warns

More support must be given to protect Bristol’s retail, hospitality and leisure businesses, the city centre Business Improvement District (BID) has said amid a growing threat to jobs in these sectors. The BID fears the government’s furlough scheme is concealing the true picture of unemployment while many city centre...

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Plea to government for emergency funding to protect Bristol’s We The Curious and other science centres

June 18, 2020
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Plea to government for emergency funding to protect Bristol’s We The Curious and other science centres

Bristol’s We The Curious has joined more than 40 other science centres across the UK to call for emergency help from the government as they fight for survival during the lockdown. The Science Centres For Our Future campaign is being supported by some of the UK’s leading science advocates...

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Bristol’s up-coming diesel car ban and changes in commuting spark £2.1m upgrade of office block

June 17, 2020
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Bristol’s up-coming diesel car ban and changes in commuting spark £2.1m upgrade of office block

A £2.1m refurbishment of Bristol’s tallest office building is going ahead to get it ready for the city’s commuting revolution. A total of 374 new bike spaces are being created at Castlemead, pictured, opposite Castle Park in the city centre, together with cycle hire facilities, 18 new showers, storage...

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Student wins award after Women in Property SW decides the show must (virtually) go on

June 16, 2020
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Student wins award after Women in Property SW decides the show must (virtually) go on

A UWE Bristol real estate student is to represent the South West at the national Women in Property Student Awards after the regional heat was staged virtually. Lobbying and networking organisation Women in Property South West decided not to let social distancing get in the way of its 2020...

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Promotions boost Knight Frank’s Bristol property asset management and valuations team

June 16, 2020
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Commercial property consultancy Knight Frank has promoted two members of its Bristol office team. Joanna Crofts, an associate and South West and South Wales head of property asset management (PAM), has been made a partner while Emma Cowlrick is now an associate in the valuations team.  Joanna, pictured right,...

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Developer linked to huge Avonmouth industrial site ‘mulling Tesla electric car factory bid’

June 12, 2020
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Developer linked to huge Avonmouth industrial site ‘mulling Tesla electric car factory bid’

A Canadian development company has been linked with the acquisition of one of the largest industrial sites in the Bristol area – and could even make an audacious attempt to lure Elon Musk’s planned electric car ‘gigafactory’ there. The Epta Development Corporation (EDC) of Vancouver is reported to have exchanged...

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£3m boost for Bristol as it builds on its innovative approach to tackling housing crisis

June 12, 2020
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£3m boost for Bristol as it builds on its innovative approach to tackling housing crisis

Bristol’s reputation as a testbed for innovative solutions to the UK’s housing crisis has been strengthened with a £3m grant to explore new forms of modular development. By trialling new methods of housebuilding, the project aims to improve the speed, cost and social value of nearly £78m of housing...

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Bristol buildings shortlisted for prestigious RIBA regional award

June 12, 2020
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Two very different buildings in Bristol – an extension to a historic concert venue and a modern house – are in the running for a major regional architecture award.  The St George’s scheme off Park Street and the Corten Courtyard House in St Werburgs are among the 13 projects...

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UWE launches £1m fund to help firms innovate to meet challenges of the coronavirus crisis

June 12, 2020
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UWE launches £1m fund to help firms innovate to meet challenges of the coronavirus crisis

Small and medium-sized businesses investing in digital innovation to address challenges arising from Covid-19 can access grants of between £10,000 and £40,000 under a new scheme started by UWE Bristol. The university’s £1m Digital Innovation Fund is aimed at helping firms ranging from start-ups and micro businesses to more...

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Bounce-back from Covid-19 could bring new investment to Bristol’s commercial property market

June 11, 2020
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The West of England’s commercial property market could receive an unexpected boost from the coronavirus pandemic as London-based occupiers look to the regions to cut costs, according to one of the sector’s top economists. Dr Walter Boettcher, UK chief economist at global commercial property services company Colliers International, said...

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