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Bristol heading for spate of new hotel openings as operators target city

August 2, 2019
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Bristol heading for spate of new hotel openings as operators target city

Bristol’s burgeoning hotel market is set to continue its rapid growth with the opening another ‘quirky’ boutique venue later this year and work starting shortly on up to half a dozen more. In total these hotels will bring several hundred more rooms to the city centre at a time...

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Continued growth for Turley in Bristol as it takes on new associate director

August 1, 2019
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Continued growth for Turley in Bristol as it takes on new associate director

National planning consultancy Turley has strengthened its Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) team in Bristol with the appointment of Andrew Malcomson as associate director. Andrew, pictured, joins from the Bristol office of planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore, where he worked for six-and-a-half years, most recently as an associate environmental...

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Pitch programme to prepare ambitious firms for Dragons’ Den-style investor showcase

August 1, 2019
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Pitch programme to prepare ambitious firms for Dragons’ Den-style investor showcase

Innovative companies from Bristol are being invited to pitch to investors for financial support from £100,000 up to £2m. PitchFest South West provides ambitious businesses with an intensive expert training and investment programme designed to help them become both pitch and investment ready.  They then get to pitch to...

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Carbon neutral target date brought forward by Bristol Airport as it faces flak over growth plan

July 26, 2019
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Carbon neutral target date brought forward by Bristol Airport as it faces flak over growth plan

Bristol Airport has reduced the time it expects to take to become carbon neutral by five years as it continues to come under attack from environmentalists over its ambitious expansion plans. The airport is now aiming to be a carbon neutral by 2025 instead of its original date of...

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Industrial scheme underway at Avonmouth as race for space continues

July 26, 2019
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Industrial scheme underway at Avonmouth as race for space continues

Construction work has started on a new development at Avonmouth which will bring more than 150,000 sq ft of much-needed industrial space to the area and create around 400 jobs. Northampton-based property investor Barwood Capital and Trebor Developments, based in Birmingham, have secured detailed planning consent for Portside Park...

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School opens new ‘nurture room’ thanks to grant from Temple Quay construction firm

July 26, 2019
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School opens new ‘nurture room’ thanks to grant from Temple Quay construction firm

Funding from a trust operated by construction group Wates has helped an inner city Bristol school open a new classroom for students with learning difficulties. Hannah More primary school is in the shadow of the 2 and 3 Glass Wharf office buildings in Temple Quay, which were built by...

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Bevan Brittan head office building sold in £35m deal

July 26, 2019
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Bevan Brittan head office building sold in £35m deal

A prime waterside office building in Bristol city centre has changed hands in a £35m deal.  The freehold of 89,010 sq ft Kings Orchard overlooking Castle Park and the Floating Harbour has been acquired by London investment firm CCLA on behalf of clients Local Authorities Mutual Investment Trust from...

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More growth on the cards for building consultancy after Bristol office move

July 19, 2019
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More growth on the cards for building consultancy after Bristol office move

Specialist building services consultancy Method Consulting has relocated its Bristol office to larger premises to give it room for further growth. The consultancy, which specialises in engineering and sustainability projects, has moved from Old Market Street to Queens Quay on Queen Square. It said the newly refurbished office also...

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£1.1m bank finance gives food and drink wholesaler appetite for further growth

July 18, 2019
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£1.1m bank finance gives food and drink wholesaler appetite for further growth

Specialist wholesaler Chapple & Jenkins is embarking on an ambitious expansion after securing a £1.1m funding package from Barclays. The fast-growing firm has already used the finance to buy a 1.79-acre site next to its existing 30,000 sq ft warehouse on Station Road, Kingswood, pictured.  It now plans to...

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Race for co-working space boosts city centre office market

July 12, 2019
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Race for co-working space boosts city centre office market

The trend for quirky co-working spaces and serviced offices is beginning to dominate Bristol city centre’s office market, latest figures show, with the three largest deals of the past quarter all involving operators in the rapid-growth sector. The second quarter report by the Bristol Office Agents Society shows 177,633...

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Bristol firms and university to collaborate on world-beating £100m ‘future tech’ research centre

July 12, 2019
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Bristol firms and university to collaborate on world-beating £100m ‘future tech’ research centre

A  £100m institute tasked with creating transformational technologies for the future is to be opened on the University of Bristol’s new Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus. In what the university described as a unique collaboration, the institute will act as an international-leading research facility, bringing together its engineers with social...

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Digital engineering pioneer poised for strong growth after it lands ex-Airbus UK boss as chairman

July 12, 2019
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Digital engineering pioneer poised for strong growth after it lands ex-Airbus UK boss as chairman

Former Airbus UK managing director Prof Iain Gray has joined Bristol-based digital engineering specialists The Centre for Modelling & Simulation as chairman. Iain, pictured, is a highly respected figure in UK engineering, having also been chief executive of Innovate UK, formerly the Technology Strategy Board, and Professor and Director...

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Masterplanning team appointed to high-profile 1,500-home Bristol gateway site

July 11, 2019
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Masterplanning team appointed to high-profile 1,500-home Bristol gateway site

An ambitious development, which could bring up to 1,500 new homes along with commercial and community space to a high-profile city centre entrance site, has moved a step closer with the appointment of design and planning consultancy teams. The huge Frome Gateway scheme is the brainchild of Bristol-based developer...

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