Property

Bristol agents appointed by Bath to promote prime city centre retail units

December 30, 2011
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Bristol-based commercial property agent Williams Gunter Hardwick has been appointed by Bath & North East Somerset Council to let retail units in the historic city’s main shopping thoroughfare. The Williams Gunter Hardwick team is working with the council’s property services department and joint agents Carter Jonas to fill two...

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Online Christmas shopping boom triggers new demand for warehouses

December 28, 2011
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A major online retailer is poised to sign a deal for a large distribution warehouse in the West, part of a growing trend on the back of the dramatic rise in internet shopping this Christmas. Commercial property specialists Colliers International has witnessed similar developments across the country as shoppers...

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Travel company passes three milestones

December 19, 2011
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Bristol-based serviced apartment company SACO has opened its 30th location in the UK, tripled its number of sites in London to 13, and appointed its 150th employee. Trinity Tower in Canary Wharf is the company's latest  development. It features 50 one, two and three bedroom serviced apartments while also...

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Internet shopping triggers warehouse demand

December 16, 2011
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Major retailers are scouring the region for large storage and distribution warehouses capable of supporting the dramatic rise in online shopping, according to a leading commercial property specialist. It follows stronger-than-expected consumer spending driven by record-breaking online shopping.    Tim Davies (pictured), head of Colliers International in Bristol, said: “Dramatically...

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Campaign to force the re-use of empty buildings wins support

December 15, 2011
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Moves by West councils to ensure redundant buildings, including 5,000 empty homes, are fully utilised before  green field sites are swallowed up for development have been welcomed by property specialist Colliers International. The West of England Property Initiative – run jointly by North Somerset, Bristol City, South Gloucestershire  and Bath and North East Somerset councils...

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Unite gives city centre student flats a £2.3m refurb

December 15, 2011
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Bristol-based student accommodation specialist Unite has completed a £2.3m refurbishment of Waverley House, its city centre development and home to 217 students from the University of the West of England. The facelift of the waterfront accommodation was carried out with Bristol and West-based suppliers including Britannia Construction with Cablecom,...

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‘Historic day’ for Rovers as new stadium plan moves closer

December 13, 2011
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From Bristol 24-7 www.bristol247.com Bristol Rovers chairman Nick Higgs has described the signing of legal agreements to build its new stadium as an “historic day” for the club. Having secured funding for the stadium, at the University of the West England’s (UWE) Frenchay site, consultation on the redevelopment of...

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Property agents defy gloom to fully let office building

December 13, 2011
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A landmark office building in Clifton is fully occupied following a flurry of activity by its marketing agents. Award-winning production company Films@59 is the latest firm to move into 51-55 Whiteladies Road less than two months after agents Colliers International completed two other lettings in the building. Rapidly-expanding Films@59,...

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Friday feature: Regeneration game brings sparkle to the former home of Babycham

December 9, 2011
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Six months ago Roger Saul, founder of the iconic luxury goods brand Mulberry, launched the first phase of a regeneration scheme to transform a former Somerset mill and one-time home to Babycham, into a unique designer shopping outlet. Here Anne Gorringe examines the fascinating history and bright future of...

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Construction group awarded £11m private Bristol hospital contract

December 9, 2011
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Healthcare charity Nuffield Health has appointed construction group Vinci to redevelop its Chesterfield Hospital site in Bristol in a deal worth £11m. The project, with a total investment of £20m by Nuffield safeguards 95 jobs and potentially creates up to a further 50. It will create a new state-of-the-art...

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Greggs gets an appetite for expansion on industrial estates

December 7, 2011
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National bakery chain Greggs has opened an outlet on the Beeches Industrial Estate in Yate, near Bristol, as part of a nationwide programme to focus on places other than on its traditional high street locations.  The baker, which has already opened units in similar non-retail locations in Avonmouth, Bridgwater, Exeter, Swansea and Cardiff, will provide a...

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Report backs Filton Airfield closure plan

December 6, 2011
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Bristol’s position as a major aerospace manufacturing centre would not be affected by the closure of Filton airfield, a report has concluded. BAE Systems plans to shut Filton Airfield in a year’s time with South Gloucestershire Council planners recommending constructing up to 2,500 homes and a large business park...

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Agents stress fringe benefits of north Bristol office building

December 5, 2011
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One floor of a newly-refurbished office building overlooking the M4/M5 interchange in north Bristol has come onto the market. Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, which owns the Axis Beta building at Almondsbury, has appointed Colliers International to let the 4,000 sq ft second floor. James Preece from Colliers’ Bristol office said refurbished...

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