Property

New £1m studio to offer Bristol’s creative industry unique film, TV and performance space

October 27, 2023
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New £1m studio to offer Bristol’s creative industry unique film, TV and performance space

Bristol’s standing as a major national centre for film and TV production and the wider creative sector is to be boosted next week with the opening of a new studio. Called Box7, the £1m one-stop-shop facility is based in a former warehouse at the Skyline Park creative campus in...

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TLT team helps German solar energy firm with £70m funding for major UK expansion

October 27, 2023
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TLT team helps German solar energy firm with £70m funding for major UK expansion

National law firm TLT, which has its HQ in Bristol, has advised leading pan-European solar energy company ILOS on funding for the construction and operation of four ground mounted solar PV projects in the UK. The £70m debt facility from Bayerische Landesbank includes an accordion facility option for the...

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£50m share offer launched by Bristol renewable energy investor to double its generation capacity

October 27, 2023
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£50m share offer launched by Bristol renewable energy investor to double its generation capacity

Thrive Renewables, the Bristol-based renewable energy investment company, aims to double the energy generation capacity in its portfolio over the next five years with the proceeds of a new £50m share offer. Equity raised through the crowdfunding offer will be used to build new onshore wind, solar, geothermal and...

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Fears ‘insurmountable’ business rates rise will hit Bristol’s hotels just as they begin to recover

October 26, 2023
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Fears ‘insurmountable’ business rates rise will hit Bristol’s hotels just as they begin to recover

Bristol hotel bosses are warning that a rise in business rates and the scrapping of the relief linked to them for the hospitality sector could deal a fatal blow to some venues as they continue to reel from a series of crises. The Bristol Hoteliers Association (BHA) – which represents...

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Experienced operations director to take over running Butcombe’s pubs as it looks for more growth

October 19, 2023
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Experienced operations director to take over running Butcombe’s pubs as it looks for more growth

The parent group of Bristol craft brewer and pub chain Butcombe has appointed a new operations director as it continues to exploit what it sees as a gap in the market for quality venues. In his new role Simon Griffiths, pictured, will be responsible for overseeing Wrington-based Butcombe’s pubs...

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CBRE Bristol office invests in next generation of property professionals with four new joiners

October 18, 2023
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CBRE Bristol office invests in next generation of property professionals with four new joiners

Four new team members have been appointed to the Bristol office of global real estate advisor CBRE as part of its Next Generation programme supporting those embarking on a career in property. New joiners Matt Panes, Eimear Kelly, Grace Newey and James Vasey, pictured, follow in the footsteps of CBRE...

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Plea to firms to back trailblazing scheme that aims to boost Bristol’s play and youth facilities

October 18, 2023
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Plea to firms to back trailblazing scheme that aims to boost Bristol’s play and youth facilities

Bristol businesses are being urged to invest in the city’s future workforce by getting behind a £1m appeal to boost support services for children and young people. The target has been set to coincide with a ground-breaking approach in Bristol with the long-term goal of ensuring no child or...

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After years of delays, work on Temple Meads station’s upgrade finally gets back on track

October 13, 2023
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After years of delays, work on Temple Meads station’s upgrade finally gets back on track

Building work on a much-needed new entrance to Bristol Temple Meads station, the first of three, has begun – but it will not be open to the public for three years. The new entrance, to the historic station’s east, will link directly to the University of Bristol’s new Enterprise...

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Signs that optimism could be returning as resilient firms face up to ongoing economic uncertainty

October 13, 2023
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Signs that optimism could be returning as resilient firms face up to ongoing economic uncertainty

Falling inflation has sparked higher business confidence among bosses of firms in Bristol and across the West of England – but most are still gloomy about the UK’s economic prospects. Labour costs also remain a challenge along with problems in recruiting the best people as the skills shortage continues...

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Strong recovery from pandemic and success of new openings give Loungers appetite for more growth

October 13, 2023
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Strong recovery from pandemic and success of new openings give Loungers appetite for more growth

Rapidly growing Bristol-based café/bar group Loungers expects to have opened 34 new venues by the end of its current financial year as it continues to aim for a national chain of 600 outlets in the near future. The group, which opened its first Lounge on North Street in Bedminster 21...

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New Bristol Airport planning & sustainability boss to prioritise net zero while steering its expansion

October 12, 2023
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Clare Hennessey

Bristol Airport has appointed a new planning & sustainability director as it targets becoming among the UK’s first net zero airports by 2030 while also expanding to handle an extra 2m passengers a year. Clare Hennessey, pictured, who previously worked for French energy giant EDF, joins the airport as...

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Ministers urged to boost Bristol’s rail links with money saved from cancelled HS2 northern leg

October 6, 2023
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Ministers urged to boost Bristol’s rail links with money saved from cancelled HS2 northern leg

Much-needed rail improvements in and around Bristol should be fast tracked by the government following its decision to scrap the northern extension of HS2, regional business leaders and politicians have said. They urged the Department of Transport to fund schemes such as the electrification of the line between Bristol...

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West of England set to be UK’s hydrogen powerhouse as result of new ‘supercluster’ research project

October 6, 2023
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West of England set to be UK’s hydrogen powerhouse as result of new ‘supercluster’ research project

A multi-million pound ‘supercluster’ has been launched to position the West of England as the UK’s hydrogen powerhouse. The far-reaching project brings together academic, civic and industry leaders to unlock the huge potential of the region’s hydrogen ecosystem. Harnessing clean green hydrogen to decarbonise the region’s transport, energy and...

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