Property

Fast-growing ETP welcomes new staff and graduate surveyor’s qualification

July 4, 2019
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Fast-growing ETP welcomes new staff and graduate surveyor’s qualification

Regional private commercial property consultancy ETP has strengthened its team with the appointment of two new staff members and the qualification to fully qualified chartered surveyor of another. Based in Clifton with an office in Chepstow, ETP has achieved steady growth over the past two years, which has prompted...

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Bristol’s innovation and talent earn it second place in table of UK’s best cities for business growth

June 28, 2019
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Bristol has been named as the UK’s second-best city outside London for business in league table that rates major urban centres on their appeal as places to run and grow knowledge-based companies. The ranking of 21 towns and cities, compiled for Management Today magazine, was topped by Manchester with...

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Build-to-rent concept arrives in Bristol with aim to ‘redefine’ housing market

June 28, 2019
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Build-to-rent concept arrives in Bristol with aim to ‘redefine’ housing market

The first build-to-rent development in Bristol has been launched, ushering in a new type of accommodation that aims to fill a gap in the city’s highly competitive housing market. The 194-apartment Hawkins & George scheme at Finzels Reach, opposite Castle Park in the city centre, is operated by London-based...

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Bristol hospital charity Above & Beyond selected as WSP’s city office’s charity of the year

June 28, 2019
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Bristol hospital charity Above & Beyond selected as WSP’s city office’s charity of the year

The Bristol office of global civil engineering consultancy WSP has chosen the city’s hospital charity Above & Beyond as its charity of the year. Above & Beyond, which raises around £3m a year for Bristol’s eight city centre hospitals and South Bristol Community Hospital, was voted in by WSP’s...

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Phoenix Wharf brings a taste of Somerset to London for client Yeo Valley

June 28, 2019
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Phoenix Wharf  brings a taste of Somerset to London for client Yeo Valley

Leading organic dairy brand Yeo Valley has teamed up with Bristol-based creative agency Phoenix Wharf to open its first outlet in London. The two-storey café, shop and workspace on Queensway – between Hyde Park and Notting Hill – acts as a showcase for Blagdon-based Yeo Valley in the capital  a...

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Mayor considers workplace parking charges to pay for sustainable mass transit system

June 21, 2019
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Mayor considers workplace parking charges to pay for sustainable mass transit system

A workplace parking levy scheme could be introduced by Bristol City Council to fund its planned mass transit scheme, Mayor Marvin Rees said this week as he outlined measures aimed at limiting the impact of climate change on the city. In a speech to coincide with Clean Air Day,...

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Property developers spark flex-space race as co-working trend continues to build

June 21, 2019
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Property developers spark flex-space race as co-working trend continues to build

Flexible office space is set to double in Bristol over the next five years, according to research from global property consultants JLL – but it says the trend is not just about co-working’. The flex-space market is expanding rapidly in the city, with new entrants such as London-based Runway...

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Airbnb World Cup windfall ‘just not cricket’ says hotel association as it lobbies for short-let regulations

June 21, 2019
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Airbnb World Cup windfall ‘just not cricket’ says hotel association as it lobbies for short-let regulations

Unregulated short-term lets and private properties listed on Airbnb in Bristol have delivered a £800,000 blow to the city’s hotels and B&Bs during the Cricket World Cup, according to their pressure group. The Bristol Hoteliers Association, which represents 40 hotels in the city providing more than 4,000 beds for tourists and business guests,...

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Work underway to build affordable homes on site of former Bristol swimming baths

June 14, 2019
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Work underway to build affordable homes on site of former Bristol swimming baths

Demolition of Speedwell Swimming Baths has started following a deal between a building firm and a housing association to provide much-needed affordable homes for East Bristol. Bath-based Crossman Homes is re-developing the high-profile site on Whitefield Road with Yarlington Housing Group.  Bristol City Council has allocated £1,860,000 to Yarlington...

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Bristol well placed to combat high street meltdown, says major report, but shops will still close

June 14, 2019
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Bristol well placed to combat high street meltdown, says major report, but shops will still close

Bristol has been named as the UK’s second most resilient city in the fight for retail survival now gripping the country’s high streets and town centres. However, it will only overcome the growing threat from online shopping and rapidly changing spending patterns by ‘repurposing’ much of its retail heart,...

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Developer snaps up landmark Old Market site for £175m mixed-use scheme

June 13, 2019
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Developer snaps up landmark Old Market site for £175m mixed-use scheme

A £175m mixed-use scheme that includes modern workspace, new homes, an apart-hotel, cafes and restaurants could be built on a landmark site close to Bristol city centre. London-based property developer First Base has acquired the 2.25-acre site in Old Market for its first South West project.  The site, to...

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Trio of senior promotions boost Colliers International’s Bristol office

June 10, 2019
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Trio of senior promotions boost Colliers International’s Bristol office

Global real estate advisor Colliers International has made three senior promotions in its Bristol office. Amy Brooksbank has been appointed an associate director in the parks, sports and marinas team while Ed Jefferson from its hotels agency and James Skelly, who works in the rating team, both become senior surveyors. Amy’s primary focus...

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Time to act over climate change is now, declares Bristol’s We The Curious science centre

June 7, 2019
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Time to act over climate change is now, declares Bristol’s We The Curious science centre

Bristol’s We The Curious has become the first science centre in the world to declare a climate emergency and pledge to become carbon neutral by 2030. Along with Bristol City Council and the University of Bristol, it is one of the first organisations in the city to make such...

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