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Bristol’s enterprise zone taking shape as dynamic centre for business

October 3, 2012
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Bristol’s enterprise zone taking shape as dynamic centre for business

Bristol’s Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone is shaping up to give the city a unique opportunity to position itself as one of the UK’s most dynamic centres for creative, hi-tech and sustainable businesses, the latest event to showcase its progress was told. The 70-hectare (173-acre) zone also demonstrates that Bristol...

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£2m landmark Bristol city centre building up for sale

October 2, 2012
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£2m landmark Bristol city centre building up for sale

A prominent retail and office building in central Bristol is on the market with a £2m price tag. The 53,000 sq ft Southey and Aylward House, which occupies the corner site of Wine Street and Union Street opposite Castle Park and The Galleries shopping mall, sits on a 0.42-acre...

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Knight Frank strengthens its Bristol industrial team with new recruit

September 30, 2012
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Knight Frank strengthens its Bristol industrial team with new recruit

Ben Davies has moved from property firm Knight Frank’s rural department to join its industrial team in Bristol as an industrial agent, adding specialist knowledge of the renewable energy sector to the team. Ben, pictured, said: “I am delighted to be joining the industrial team, which is one of...

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Luxury retirement homes to be built on former University of Bristol site

September 28, 2012
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Luxury retirement homes to be built on former University of Bristol site

The University of Bristol has sold the freehold of a 1.2-acre site on Warren Lane, Long Ashton, to luxury retirement home specialists Blue Cedar Homes for a development of 12 cottages. The site was part of the university’s agricultural research station, which closed in 2003, and was subsequently sold...

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Green business park planned for derelict site of Bristol’s original airport

September 28, 2012
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Green business park planned for derelict site of Bristol’s original airport

Plans for a £11m green business park in South Bristol which could become a base for more than 100 fledgling environmental technology firms have been drawn up. The site, on the derelict site of Bristol’s original airport in Whitchurch, is owned by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). It...

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Food court move serves as midpoint in The Galleries’ £3m refurbishment

September 27, 2012
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Food court move serves as midpoint in The Galleries’ £3m refurbishment

The Galleries shopping mall in central Bristol has officially opened its new food court, marking the mid-way point in a 10-stage, £3m upgrade programme. The food court has been relocated from its former top-floor position to a more convenient space on the middle floor. Space has been doubled to...

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New director for GVA’s Bristol-based retail property team

September 27, 2012
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New director for GVA’s Bristol-based retail property team

Property advice group GVA has appointed Tom Keys-Toyer as a director in its national retail team based in its Bristol office. Mr Keys-Toyer brings 16 years’ experience as a specialist retail consultant with Jones Lang LaSalle (formerly King Sturge). Working on a national level, he will be focusing on...

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Hi-tech firm’s relocation underscores recovery in Bristol office market

September 26, 2012
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Hi-tech firm’s relocation underscores recovery in Bristol office market

US microchip firm Maxim Integrated Products has relocated its expanding Bristol design centre to a flagship waterside office building, signalling the strength of the city’s tech sector and a tentative recovery in the commercial property market. The firm, which previously worked out of the Regus serviced office at Temple...

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New director adds strength in depth to top team at Sports Solutions

September 25, 2012
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New director adds strength in depth to top team at Sports Solutions

Sports Solutions, the Bristol-based specialist sports facility development consultancy, has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Richard Grady as director. In his new role Richard, pictured, will have responsibility for the development and delivery of sport and leisure facility projects. He brings a wealth of sport and...

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Penthouse office and top green standard promised for revamped Bristol building

September 21, 2012
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Penthouse office and top green standard promised for revamped Bristol building

Work has started on a project to re-model, extend and refurbish One Victoria Street, one of Bristol’s most prominent office buildings. On completion the five-storey, 1980s building next to Bristol Bridge will have 47,000 sq ft of contemporary office space meeting BREEAM ‘excellent’ standards. It will also boast a...

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London calling for expanding Bristol serviced apartment group SACO

September 21, 2012
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London calling for expanding Bristol serviced apartment group SACO

Bristol-based serviced apartment company SACO has opened its 15th serviced apartments scheme in London as the company celebrates 15 years in business. SACO Aldgate – Foundry Court includes one, two and three-bedroom serviced apartments – each designed by London interior designer Luke Doonan of Conscious Image with a fully-equipped...

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Urban farm shows growth potential of Bristol’s creative enterprise zone

September 11, 2012
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Urban farm shows growth potential of Bristol’s creative enterprise zone

Vacant land in Bristol’s new enterprise zone is being brought back to life this week by a community-based scheme to grow organic food. The Severn Project has begun preparations to set up a temporary urban farm on the former Bath Road diesel depot site near Bristol Temple Meads railway...

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Property: JLL appointed to market apartments at Finzels Reach scheme

September 11, 2012
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Property: JLL appointed to market apartments at Finzels Reach scheme

The residential team at property agents Jones Lang LaSalle’s Bristol Office has been appointed by the developers of the Finzels Reach scheme to market luxury apartments alongside the city’s Floating Harbour. One and two-bedroom apartments ranging in price from £139,000 to £485,000 are being built as part of the...

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