Property

New Bristol PR agency launched by ex-Social regional office MD as he takes over its team and clients

July 22, 2022
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New Bristol PR agency launched by ex-Social regional office MD as he takes over its team and clients

The former South West managing director of national PR firm Social has launched a new communications consultancy aimed at place-makers, purposeful businesses and public bodies. Bristol-based Distinctive Communications has been founded by Ben Lowndes, who has taken on all five staff members of Social’s South West team.  Under an...

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New Business West chair says the organisation can make ‘a real difference to region’s economy’

July 21, 2022
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New Business West chair says the organisation can make ‘a real difference to region’s economy’

One of the West of England’s best-known business figures, YTL UK chief executive officer Colin Skellett, has become chair of the regional business organisation behind Bristol Chamber of Commerce. Business West is one of the UK’s most influential business leadership organisations, representing more than 21,000 businesses across the South...

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Support for inflation-hit firms must be top of next Prime Minister’s agenda, says Business West

July 21, 2022
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The next Prime Minister and their Chancellor of the Exchequer must take immediate action to help companies cope with the impact of sky-high inflation, the region’s largest business group has said. Latest figures from the Office of National Statistics this week show inflation at a 40-year high of 9.4%....

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From drab car park to ‘iconic parkland’: New vision for flagship site opposite St Mary Redcliffe

July 15, 2022
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From drab car park to ‘iconic parkland’: New vision for flagship site opposite St Mary Redcliffe

A surface car park opposite Bristol’s St Mary Redcliffe church is set to be transformed into an ‘iconic parkland’ under plans drawn up by a group of Bristol and London designers. The proposed scheme is the result of a design competition staged by Bristol Housing Festival, which called for...

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Rapid growth on the menu at Loungers as it targets 500-plus outlets across the UK

July 15, 2022
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Rapid growth on the menu at Loungers as it targets 500-plus outlets across the UK

Loungers, the fast-growing Bristol-based café-bar chain, has announced plans to have at least 500 sites in its portfolio after serving up a 200%-plus growth in annual sales. The group, which operates its outlets under the Lounge and Cosy Club brands, has just opened its 200th venue but is already...

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Top 20 place for Clarke Willmott’s planning and environment team in national rankings

July 14, 2022
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Top 20 place for Clarke Willmott’s planning and environment team in national rankings

National law firm Clarke Willmott has jumped into a top 20 position in a prestigious table of the UK’s highest-rated planning law firms. The firm, which has seven offices across the country including Bristol, climbed eight places from 21 to 13 in the Planning Law Survey 2022.  The annual...

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Foot Anstey energy & infrastructure team helps European renewables group power into the UK market

July 13, 2022
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Foot Anstey energy & infrastructure team helps European renewables group power into the UK market

National law firm Foot Anstey has been appointed by European renewable energy provider Econergy International to support its first UK battery storage project. The energy & infrastructure team at Foot Anstey, which has an office in Bristol, will negotiate the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for the project,...

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Hartnell Taylor Cook lands place on Homes England’s prestigious national framework

July 12, 2022
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Hartnell Taylor Cook lands place on Homes England’s prestigious national framework

Bristol-headquartered commercial property consultancy Hartnell Taylor Cook is to continue to grow its public sector work following its appointment to a highly acclaimed government framework. The firm, which celebrates its centenary this year, is one of one of 18 on Homes England’s Property and Financial Professional Services Framework, Lot...

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Last empty site at Temple Quay could be developed with pair of hotels plus homes and bars

July 8, 2022
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Last empty site at Temple Quay could be developed with pair of hotels plus homes and bars

Two hotels, around 100 homes and shops, bars and restaurants are planned for a high-profile site next to Bristol Temple Meads railway station that has stood vacant for more than a decade. The London-based developer behind the scheme, Marick Real Estate, said the scheme would also include new pedestrian...

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Major science hub plan unveiled for former Bristol Post HQ as city’s deep-tech status grows

July 8, 2022
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Major science hub plan unveiled for former Bristol Post HQ as city’s deep-tech status grows

Bristol’s emerging research & development and deep-tech ecosystem is to get a boost with the opening of the largest commercial science hub in the South West. London-based specialist mixed-use property investor, developer and operator Mission Street and BentallGreenOak, a leading, global real estate investment management advisor, have acquired 1...

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Refurbished office puts Milsted Langdon on a path to a more sustainable and innovative future

July 8, 2022
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Refurbished office puts Milsted Langdon on a path to a more sustainable and innovative future

South West chartered accountancy firm Milsted Langdon has taken a major step towards its ambition of becoming a fully sustainable and innovative business by completing a refurbishment of one of its offices. The transformation of the firm’s Taunton base, its largest, includes a reshaping of the office space to...

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Fast-growing Huboo ready to deliver more expansion as it takes wraps off major new warehouse

July 8, 2022
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Fast-growing Huboo ready to deliver more expansion as it takes wraps off major new warehouse

Bristol-based eCommerce fulfilment company Huboo has officially opened its largest UK warehouse so far in a move that has more than doubled its workforce to almost 700. The firm, which increased its revenue by 124% in the year to January, is occupying the new 106,000 sq ft building close...

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Saudi Arabian bank’s largest London property deal completed by Foot Anstey’s Islamic finance team

July 7, 2022
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Saudi Arabian bank’s largest London property deal completed by Foot Anstey’s Islamic finance team

National law firm Foot Anstey’s Bristol-based Islamic finance team has helped long-term client, the UK arm of Riyad Bank, complete its largest Sharia-compatible transaction. The deal, which involved the refinancing of an international law firm’s City of London headquarters, is the latest in a string of major commercial property...

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