Property

Specialist conveyancing law firm expands into Bristol

March 20, 2013
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Specialist conveyancing law firm expands into Bristol

Conveyancing firm Hoffman Male is to open an office in Bristol as it expands down the M4 from its Swindon heartland. The firm, established in Swindon since 1979, is to take space in serviced office firm Regus’ base at Aztec West. As well as conveyancing, Hoffman Male specialises in...

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Hinkley C decision could fuel major opportunities for firms says Business West

March 19, 2013
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Business West has urged firms to get involved in the construction and operation of EDF's Hinkley C nuclear power plant. The massive scheme in Somerset received planning permission earlier this week – although EDF has not said it will go ahead and build the plant as it is still...

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Iconic building sold by Bristol developer to social housing group

March 15, 2013
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Iconic building sold by Bristol developer to social housing group

Bristol property developer Urbis has sold one of the city’s industrial landmarks, the Robinson Building in Bedminster, to social housing group Sovereign in a £6m deal. The former paper bag factory and printing works, built in 1870, and an adjacent former church have been converted into dozens of apartments....

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Michelmores continues to grow Bristol office with new partner for agricutural team

March 15, 2013
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Michelmores continues to grow Bristol office with new partner for agricutural team

Law firm Michelmores has appointed Tom Hyde as a partner in its national agricultural team based in its Bristol office. Tom, a qualified rural chartered surveyor, joins from Clarke Willmott and takes the number of partners at Michelmores to 53. He is recognised by the Chambers legal directory for...

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TLT team advises on major student accommodation property scheme

March 15, 2013
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TLT team advises on major student accommodation property scheme

Bristol-based national law firm TLT has advised investment boutique EV Capital on its purchase of a £12m South West property development deal. Dean Clarke House in Exeter has been converted into student accommodation in the form of loft-style apartments, together with a restaurant, social housing and commercial office units....

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Avonmouth industrial units come onto the market

March 15, 2013
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Avonmouth industrial units come onto the market

Four industrial and warehousing units at Severnside Trading Estate, Avonmouth, are being offered for sale – the only units of their type available on a freehold basis in Bristol. Landlord M7 Real Estate, represented by property agent Knight Frank and BNP Paribas, has put the units, ranging from 4,894...

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Savills promotes residential stalward to director in Clifton office

March 15, 2013
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Savills promotes residential stalward to director in Clifton office

David Wild of Savills in Clifton has been promoted to director. With more than 25 years spent working in the property sector, David, pictured, has worked across residential, new homes consultancy and development. He was drawn to Somerset from London in his early twenties and has since spent time working...

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Jobs boost as three retailers prepare to open at Yate Shopping Centre

March 13, 2013
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Jobs boost as three retailers prepare to open at Yate Shopping Centre

More than 100 jobs are being created at Yate Shopping Centre with the opening of three new retail units in the next few months. Within two weeks of the jobs being advertised on the shopping centre’s website and Facebook page, there were more than 3,500 inquires. Marks & Spencer...

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Rapidly-expanding Heat Recruitment turns storage space into hot property

March 12, 2013
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Rapidly-expanding Heat Recruitment turns storage space into hot property

The ground floor of an historic Bristol city centre building has been transformed thanks to the ambition and vision of businessman Steve Preston. Steve, founder and managing director of Heat Recruitment, has moved the firm’s 25-strong team into the newly fitted-out ground floor of Royal Talbot House in Victoria...

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High-level backing for Bristol’s Engine Shed innovation centre project

March 12, 2013
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High-level backing for Bristol’s Engine Shed  innovation centre project

A scheme to transform an historic building at Bristol Temple Meads Station into a centre for world-class innovation has been given top-level backing. Bristol Mayor George Ferguson and University of Bristol vice chancellor Professor Eric Thomas signed a partnership agreement to redevelop Brunel’s iconic Engine Shed into an innovation...

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Revealed one year on – Bristol firm’s winning role with Olympics projects

March 8, 2013
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Revealed one year on – Bristol firm’s winning role with Olympics projects

Bristol-based tensile fabric specialist Base Structures can now reveal its major role in the London 2012 games, including working on the Basketball Arena, the largest single temporary structure ever used at an Olympic games, as well as two other iconic venues. Due to a marketing blackout on firms working...

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£18m office deal for city council paves way for property shake-up

March 8, 2013
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£18m office deal for city council paves way for property shake-up

Bristol City Council is to buy an £18m office block as part of its cost-cutting plans to consolidate staff into two buildings. The council has exchanged contracts on 100 Temple Street near Temple Meads with owners Aviva Investors Property Trust. The deal will allow it press ahead with plans...

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A tale of two cities. Bristol and Bath unite to promote themselves on global stage

March 8, 2013
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A tale of two cities. Bristol and Bath unite to promote themselves on global stage

Bristol and Bristol have teamed up for the first time to jointly promote themselves as a single prime inward investment destination. A new brand called Invest in Bristol and Bath is to be launched next Tuesday at MIPIM, the world’s highest-profile international property and development showcase. The new approach...

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