Property

Delivery firm goes for growth with move to larger distribution centre

October 3, 2011
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Express delivery company City Link has expanded its operations in the West with the acquisition of a new regional distribution centre near Bristol. The parcels company has taken the 66,753 sq ft building from owners Prudential and Capital Shopping Centres on a 10-year lease, at an undisclosed rent. Employees...

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Jobs saved as construction consultancy is bought by private investor

September 28, 2011
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More than 70 jobs at Bristol-based civil and structural consultants Clarke Bond Group have been saved following its acquisition out of administration by a private investor. Thomas Anderson bought the business for an undisclosed amount through Inspiration Holdings from joint administrators, director Mark Roach and partner Graham Randall in...

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Former High Sheriff Peaches is the new star at Moon Consulting

September 28, 2011
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Specialist recruitment business Moon Consulting has entered a new phase in its growth strategy with the appointment of Peaches Golding OBE as principal consultant. Peaches, pictured, is one of the South West’s leading ethical business experts and was last year's High Sheriff of Bristol. She will help Moon create...

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West hotel wins ‘brightest’ plaudit

September 22, 2011
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Congresbury's four-star boutique-style hotel, DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House – together with its health club and spa – have been rated among the UK's  "brightest" businesses in research compiled with the help of NESTA, the innovation agency, which identified fast growing companies, and business information specialist Dun & Bradstreet...

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Bristol’s newest hotel gets ready for business

September 19, 2011
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Bristol's latest hotel – a 151-bedroom Travelodge in Mitchells Lane, Redcliffe – is about to open for business. The six-storey hotel has a bar, 90-cover café and a 29-space car park in the basement. It also has a ground-floor commercial unit with planning consent for commercial, retail and leisure...

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CHEP checks in at Central Park

September 16, 2011
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Central Park, a new 640-acre warehouse and distribution park at Severnside, has attracted its first pre-let. CHEP UK has signed up for a new pallet distribution facility of 50,000 sq ft on a 15-year lease with annualised rent increases in line with RPI, according to property consultants GVA.   Central...

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Avonmouth land deal raises £10.5m for Crown Estates

September 12, 2011
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The Crown Estate has sold a third of its Cabot Park site at Avonmouth to AXA Real Estate for £10.5m. The deal was sealed on behalf of Midland property specialist Gallan and Stoford which is developing a major regional distribution centre on the 33-acre site. Gallan and Stoford had...

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Showpiece office scheme sold in ‘property deal of the year’

September 5, 2011
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Flagship Bristol city centre office development The Paragon has been sold for £26.5m in a deal described as the most significant investment transaction in the city of the past 12 months. Bristol Cubex Land developed the 75,373 sq ft building in Victoria Street two years ago backed by London-based...

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UWE hosts global construction conference

September 2, 2011
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International experts in construction management will gather at the University of the West of England (UWE) next week for the 27th Annual ARCOM (the Association of Researchers in Construction Management) Conference.  ARCOM aims to advance knowledge in all aspects of construction management by supporting education, dissemination and research. The...

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New homes planning decision overturned on appeal

August 31, 2011
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Developers Cotswold Homes have won a planning battle to build 10 three-bedroom town houses and two pairs of semi-detached three-bedroom homes on the former Starline coach depot in Clevedon’s Strode Road. CJH Land, based in Flax Bourton, brokered the site’s sale with a view to replacing derelict commercial buildings at the depot with...

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Trading estate proves popular

August 30, 2011
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A refurbished Avonmouth trading estate has gone from half empty six months ago to almost full with five empty units now let. Just 10 per cent of St Andrews Trading Estate off Third Way now remains vacant, according to Knight Frank, which markets the estate jointly with Jones Lang...

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Student digs group Unite confident of profits rise

August 26, 2011
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Student accommodation firm Unite has said its annual profits could beat market expectations as it continues to expand in the face of challenges in the higher education sector. The Bristol-based firm, which manages properties for 40,000 students across the UK, is also in exclusive talks to acquire further sites...

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Housing association plans property swap

August 26, 2011
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Knightstone Housing Association, the West of England housing provider with hundreds of homes in the Bristol area, is in detailed negotiations that could result in it taking over nearly 641 properties in Somerset. Knightstone, based in Worle, Weston-super-Mare and already one of the largest registered social landlords in the...

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