South Korean investors buy Avonmouth industrial development for £62m

May 12, 2017
South Korean investors buy Avonmouth industrial development for £62m

Bristol’s ability to attract international property investment has been underlined by a consortium of South Korean institutional investors buying a major business scheme at Avonmouth. The freehold interest in Accolade Park was sold by Keller Group for £62m. The property, developed in 2008, includes a modern high-specification, high bay packaging,...

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Brew House toasts being fully let as Bristol firms get taste for trendy loft-style workspace

May 12, 2017
Brew House toasts being fully let as Bristol firms get taste for trendy loft-style workspace

Bristol’s Brew House creative hub – one of the city’s most innovative office conversions – is fully let after securing a third tenant. Global environmental consultants SLR Consulting has taken 7,162 sq ft in the building, off Temple Way, which has been transformed from a previously vacant four-storey building into...

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Writing’s on the wall for Bristol’s Upfest street art festival unless it hits funding target this weekend

May 12, 2017
Writing’s on the wall for Bristol’s Upfest street art festival unless it hits funding target this weekend

Organisers of Bristol’s live street and urban art festival Upfest – the largest free event of its kind in Europe – are urging supporters to dig deep to make sure this year’s goes ahead. The festival needs to reach its £20,000 crowdfunding target by this Sunday to ensure it...

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Oracle and SETsquared Bristol’s ‘pay it forward’ start-up accelerator comes on stream

May 12, 2017
Oracle and SETsquared Bristol’s ‘pay it forward’ start-up accelerator comes on stream

US tech giant Oracle has teamed up with Bristol’s SETsquared incubator to officially launch its next-generation Startup Cloud Accelerator programme in the UK. Oracle, which has a cloud development centre in the Bristol, announced plans in January for its second accelerator programme in January. It describes the scheme as...

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Second acquisition for fast-growing OVO as it snaps up Corgi HomePlan

May 12, 2017
Second acquisition for fast-growing OVO as it snaps up Corgi HomePlan

Pioneering Bristol-based energy supplier OVO has continued its rapid expansion into new areas of the market by taking over CORGI HomePlan, the UK’s third-largest home service provider. The acquisition – OVO’s second this year – marks another step in diversifying from core energy supplier towards an energy services company....

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Top building award for ‘masterful’ scheme giving Bristol’s former General Hospital a new lease of life

May 12, 2017
Top building award for ‘masterful’ scheme giving Bristol’s former General Hospital a new lease of life

The restoration and conversion of Bristol’s former General Hospital has landed a major property award before it is finished. Called The General, the project by Essex-based specialist developer City & Country, pictured, topped the Building Conservation category at last night’s 2017 RICS Awards, South West. The scheme, which has...

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Get your skates on! There’s just a week left to enter the 2017 SPARKies

May 12, 2017

The cream of Bristol’s tech and digital cluster have just a week left to submit their nominations for The 2017 SPARKies, the awards showcasing the region’s best start-ups, founders, entrepreneurs and mentors. West of England tech sector group TechSPARK, which stages the awards, has also revealed the line-up of...

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We must create job opportunities for everyone in our region, Metro Mayor tells West businesses

May 12, 2017
We must create job opportunities for everyone in our region, Metro Mayor tells West businesses

Newly elected West of England Metro Mayor Tim Bowles has said more must be done to ensure job opportunities are created for everyone in the region. Speaking at his swearing-in on Monday, Mr Bowles, pictured, said the West of England had many dynamic new businesses and high-quality jobs in...

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South West’s productivity problem to be tackled by Bristol engineering giants and University of Bath

May 12, 2017

Four of Bristol’s largest engineering firms involved in the aerospace, marine, defence and nuclear sectors have teamed up to tackle the vital issue of low productivity in the South West. Working with the University of Bath’s School of Management, they are delivering a new leadership programme devised by an alliance of academic experts and...

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