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Oxford Brookes student block project for Bristol’s GSSArchitecture

November 2, 2012
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Oxford Brookes student block project for Bristol’s GSSArchitecture

Bristol-based has completed its latest project for Oxford Brookes University – a £15m accommodation scheme at the university’s Harcourt Hill Campus.  The scheme has created two large blocks, providing 318 en-suite rooms with shared kitchens and double bed studio rooms. The development includes separate common rooms for under and...

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Bristol building products group Burdens offloads half its branches to rival

November 2, 2012
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Bristol building products group Burdens offloads half its branches to rival

Bristol-based building products supplier Burdens is to sell 22 of its 50 branches to rival Wolseley UK for £30m. Around 600 of Burdens’ employees will transfer to Wolseley UK, which is retaining the Burdens brand name and will run the branches as a wholly-owned subsidiary. Emersons Green-based Burdens, which...

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GVA boosts South West building team with key appointments

October 24, 2012
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GVA boosts South West building team with key appointments

Property advisors GVA have appointed Tim Scruton to the role of regional head of building for the South West and South Wales region. Tim, a director in the firm and a qualified chartered surveyor, has previously led GVA’s specialist primary healthcare building team and will now absorb this into...

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Bristol commercial property expert slams Govt over rates revaluation ‘bombshell’

October 22, 2012
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Bristol commercial property expert slams Govt over rates revaluation ‘bombshell’

Government plans to postpone business rates revaluations have been slammed as an “underhand tactic” to rake in even more cash from already-squeezed businesses, according to a senior Bristol property figure. The proposals, announced last week, have also been described as a bombshell by Martin Davenport, partner in charge of...

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Property giant Hammerson snaps up Bristol retail park

October 22, 2012
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Property giant Hammerson snaps up Bristol retail park

Bristol’s Imperial Retail Park has been bought by property developer Hammerson as part of a £254.5m package of four shopping centres acquired from The Junction Unit Trust. The 32,000m2 (340,000ft²) scheme in Hartcliffe is anchored by a 10,000m2 (105,000 sq ft) B&Q, and includes Next, Boots, HomeSense, Pizza Hut...

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New appointment to Colliers International’s Bristol team

October 19, 2012
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New appointment to Colliers International’s Bristol team

Surveyor Mark Kelly has joined commercial property specialists Colliers International to strengthen its investment property management (IPM) team in Bristol. Originally from Nailsea, Mark has spent the past four years with Bristol chartered surveyors Hartnell Taylor Cook. He has experience of working for a wide variety of property experts...

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Redevelopment scheme for Bristol General Hospital gets green light

October 19, 2012
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Redevelopment scheme for Bristol General Hospital gets green light

Redevelopment of Bristol’s iconic General Hospital is to go ahead after a U-turn by the city council. Councillors gave the go-ahead last night to a scheme to develop housing and retail on the site. The hospital, parts of which date back more than 150 years, closed to patients earlier...

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New Bristol city centre home for Business Growth Fund

October 16, 2012
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New Bristol city centre home for Business Growth Fund

The Business Growth Fund (BGF), the £2.5bn equity investment company providing long-term capital to fast-growing small and medium-sized businesses, has set up a permanent office in central Bristol. In a deal brokered by the Bristol office of property agents DTZ, the BGF has taken has taken 1,500 sq ft...

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Harbourside £13m office deal ‘signals area’s arrival as prime business location’

October 15, 2012
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Harbourside £13m office deal ‘signals area’s arrival as prime business location’

The freehold of a large office building at Bristol’s Harbourside has been sold for £13m in an indication, according to its developer Crest Nicholson, of the emergence of the area as Bristol’s prime financial centre. The 50,000 sq ft building, 2 College Square, which has a BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating,...

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DTZ boosts Bristol-based public sector team with new appointment

October 9, 2012
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DTZ boosts Bristol-based public sector team with new appointment

Claire Evans has been appointed as a senior consultant by property firm DTZ as part of the expansion of its Bristol-based regional public sector consultancy team. The 10-strong team provides strategic corporate real estate, development consultancy and planning advice to the public sector across the South West. Claire, pictured,...

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Fast-growing Bath Ales to open its third Graze Bar and Chophouse

October 4, 2012
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Fast-growing Bath Ales to open its third Graze Bar and Chophouse

West brewer Bath Ales has signed a lease for its biggest outlet to date and one that is set to become a flagship for the fast-growing business. At just over 5,000 sq ft, the new site is double the size of any of the Warmley-based brewery’s other outlets. Bath...

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Bristol’s Bath Road Studios attracts new tenants following £1.2m facelift

October 4, 2012
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Bristol’s Bath Road Studios attracts new tenants following £1.2m facelift

Two more firms have moved into the Bath Road Studios office complex recently created at ITV’s landmark Bristol building. IT support company Signal Networks has taken a five-year lease on the 1,773 sq ft Zone 9, while The Pilates Studio has leased a 1,037 sq ft ground floor studio,...

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Factfile: Bristol’s Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone

October 3, 2012
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Factfile: Bristol’s Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone

Eleven businesses have moved into the zone since its April opening, creating 306 jobs. Two have come from outside the UK and five from outside the West of England. A dedicated Enterprise Zone Control Committee has been established to streamline and speed up planning decisions. Local Development Orders have...

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