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Shortlisting for Bristol bid to turn former nuclear power station into world’s first ‘fusion’ plant

October 15, 2021
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Shortlisting for Bristol bid to turn former nuclear power station into world’s first ‘fusion’ plant

A decommissioned nuclear power station on Bristol’s doorstep has taken another step closer to becoming the site of the world’s first full-scale ‘fusion’ plant. Under the scheme the site at Oldbury-on-Severn, north of Bristol on the banks of the River Severn, would harness the game-changing new form of clean power...

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More venues on the menu for Loungers as it shrugs off impact of Covid on hospitality sector

October 15, 2021
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More venues on the menu for Loungers as it shrugs off impact of Covid on hospitality sector

Bristol-based café-bar chain Loungers expects to open a further 10 sites over the next six months as it continues to bounce back strongly from the impact of the pandemic. The group has already opened 13 new venues this year, defying the gloom in some parts of the leisure sector and...

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Refurbishment work on major office building nears completion as market mounts strong recovery

October 14, 2021
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Refurbishment work on major office building nears completion as market mounts strong recovery

The delayed multi-million pound refurbishment and expansion of a major Bristol office building is on course to complete later this year to meet growing demand for prime space in the city centre. Formerly called South Plaza and now rebranded as 360 Bristol, the 107,000 sq ft building, pictured, overlooking...

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Rising costs and labour shortages combine to end post-pandemic rise in business confidence

October 11, 2021
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Rising costs and labour shortages combine to end post-pandemic rise in business confidence

West of England businesses are warning that the economic recovery from the pandemic is at risk due to growing inflationary pressures and worker shortages. A third of the 250-plus firms taking part in the latest quarterly survey by regional business group Business West said they had to increase their prices...

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Council funding approved to kick start ‘once in a generation’ regeneration scheme

October 11, 2021
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Council funding approved to kick start ‘once in a generation’ regeneration scheme

A key development scheme described as a once in a generation opportunity for Bristol has taken a step forward following a funding approval by Bristol City Council’s cabinet. The regeneration of Temple Quarter and St Philip’s Marsh could create 22,000 new jobs, up to 10,000 new homes and boost...

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Students’ talent on display as creative college’s £4.5m phase two officially comes into play

October 10, 2021
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Students’ talent on display as creative college’s £4.5m phase two officially comes into play

Access Creative College has officially opened phase two of its Bristol city centre campus with a launch event that not only showed off the new space in all its glory but also paid homage to the site’s previous life as a legendary music venue and amusement arcade. The building...

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New head of commercial property takes up role at BLB Solicitors

October 7, 2021
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New head of commercial property takes up role at BLB Solicitors

Regional law firm BLB Solicitors, which has offices in and around Bristol, has appointed Caroline Entwistle as its new head of commercial property. The role became vacant earlier this year when the firm’s previous head of commercial property Richard Bowater was promoted to joint managing partner.  Caroline, pictured, joined...

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Bristol utility firms power up partnership with largest student accommodation search platform

October 7, 2021
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Bristol utility firms power up partnership with largest student accommodation search platform

Bristol-based utilities scale-up The Bunch and Glide, the Clevedon-headquartered utilities and bill splitting company, have partnered with StuRents, the UK’s largest student accommodation search platform, to provide its users with all-inclusive utility packages directly through its site.  The Bunch was launched in 2017 by then-student Elliott Herrod-Taylor and consolidates...

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‘Great maturity and confidence’ earns Bristol civil engineering student top award

October 7, 2021
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‘Great maturity and confidence’ earns Bristol civil engineering student top award

A Bristol civil engineering student who won a national award says she is glad she “took a chance on herself”. Zawadi Mwambeyu, who is studying at the University of Bristol, fought off 12 other contenders to take the top spot in Women in Property’s National Student Awards.  The awards...

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Apprenticeship fund hits £1m mark as large organisations pledge to help small firms develop new talent

October 5, 2021
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Apprenticeship fund hits £1m mark as large organisations pledge to help small firms develop new talent

More than £1m has been pledged by businesses and organisations across the West of England from their unused apprenticeship levy funds to help people in the region develop new skills. The funds have gone to the Share to Support scheme, which was launched earlier this year to create vital...

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Osborne Clarke helps private equity firm power ahead with major Scottish battery storage deal

October 4, 2021
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Osborne Clarke helps private equity firm power ahead with major Scottish battery storage deal

A cross-firm team of lawyers from the Bristol office of international legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised private equity investment firm Foresight on its third grid-scale acquisition of the past seven months. The 50MW Blackpark energy storage project in Scotland is the most recent in a string of acquisitions...

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Iconic Bristol nightclub made famous by Ben Stokes court case changes hands for £1.3m

October 1, 2021
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Iconic Bristol nightclub made famous by Ben Stokes court case changes hands for £1.3m

Bristol’s Mbargo nightclub, made famous after England cricket star Ben Stokes was involved in an altercation outside it, has been sold for £1.3m. The 8,401 sq ft club, pictured, on Triangle West in Clifton, is popular with students from nearby the University of Bristol.  It had originally been put...

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New high for Bristol office scheme as developers crane in fir tree to top it out

October 1, 2021
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New high for Bristol office scheme as developers crane in fir tree to top it out

The firms behind a new office development in Bristol city centre have staged a traditional topping out ceremony to celebrate its highest point of construction. The rooftop ceremony staged by developers Nord and Skanska was marked with the Scandinavian good luck tradition of flying a fir tree over the...

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