Property

AUTUMN BUDGET 2021: Key points . . .

October 27, 2021
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Chancellor Rishi Sunak has delivered his Autumn Budget and Spending Review. The main points are: Chancellor began speaking at 12:34pm Employment is up and wages are rising, he said. Budget prepares for a new economy post-Covid, he said. “An economy fit for a new age of optimism.” Higher inflation was...

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Promotion for head of LCP’s Bristol office as it continues to grow in the South West

October 25, 2021
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Promotion for head of LCP’s Bristol office as it continues to grow in the South West

National commercial property and investment company LCP has promoted Adam Martin, associate director in its Bristol office to director. Adam, pictured, joined LCP in 2019 and has more than 13 years’ experience in commercial property.  He will remain head of the office – which opened in 2019 – with...

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Bristol’s net zero economic revolution will bring £9.2bn boost to city’s firms

October 22, 2021
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Decarbonising Bristol’s economy could trigger business worth £9.2bn for local firms – bringing one of the biggest opportunities to the city since the arrival of the railways nearly 200 years ago. The phenomenal figure is being highlighted by Business West, the region’s largest business group, and Mayor of Bristol Marvin...

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Consortium to look at how hydrogen could spark new industrial revolution for region

October 22, 2021
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Consortium to look at how hydrogen could spark new industrial revolution for region

The potential of hydrogen to transform the West of England’s economy, from its transport to the way its homes are heated, is to be explored by a new consortium of businesses and universities. The group, which includes many of Bristol’s largest firms such as Airbus and EDF, was launched...

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Bristol Business Blog: Claire Burden, partner, Tilney Smith & Williamson. Insolvencies are back and rising fast

October 21, 2021
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Bristol Business Blog: Claire Burden, partner, Tilney Smith & Williamson. Insolvencies are back and rising fast

The monthly insolvency statistics published by The Insolvency Service for September show the number of registered company insolvencies were at their highest since the start of the first UK lockdown in March 2020. This is effectively a rebalancing back to normalised insolvency levels across the economy, after the government...

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Foot Anstey helps build leading UK conveyancing firm with major acquisition

October 21, 2021
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Foot Anstey helps build leading UK conveyancing firm with major acquisition

The corporate team at national law firm Foot Anstey has advised on a deal to create one of the largest conveyancing practices in the UK, further consolidating the fast-growing market. The acquisition of rival Pirie Palmann by Simply Conveyancing has led to a national firm with more than 300...

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TLT advises housing association on second major affordable homes scheme in London

October 20, 2021
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TLT advises housing association on second major affordable homes scheme in London

A team from Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has worked with a major affordable housing provider on a second scheme in London as the need for high-quality privately rented homes in the capital shows no sign of abating. The latest deal involved Network Homes developing and disposing of an...

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Barclays funding helps fast-growing Bristol pizzeria group rise to post-Covid challenge with new openings

October 19, 2021
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Barclays funding helps fast-growing Bristol pizzeria group rise to post-Covid challenge with new openings

A Bristol-based chain of family-owned pizza restaurants has expanded into Bath after securing funding from Barclays. Bosco Pizzeria has successfully launched its third restaurant in the city, pictured, and is now due to open in Cheltenham shortly as it bounces back from the impact of the pandemic. The group is the...

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Shortlisting for Bristol bid to turn former nuclear power station into world’s first ‘fusion’ plant

October 15, 2021
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Shortlisting for Bristol bid to turn former nuclear power station into world’s first ‘fusion’ plant

A decommissioned nuclear power station on Bristol’s doorstep has taken another step closer to becoming the site of the world’s first full-scale ‘fusion’ plant. Under the scheme the site at Oldbury-on-Severn, north of Bristol on the banks of the River Severn, would harness the game-changing new form of clean power...

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More venues on the menu for Loungers as it shrugs off impact of Covid on hospitality sector

October 15, 2021
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More venues on the menu for Loungers as it shrugs off impact of Covid on hospitality sector

Bristol-based café-bar chain Loungers expects to open a further 10 sites over the next six months as it continues to bounce back strongly from the impact of the pandemic. The group has already opened 13 new venues this year, defying the gloom in some parts of the leisure sector and...

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Refurbishment work on major office building nears completion as market mounts strong recovery

October 14, 2021
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Refurbishment work on major office building nears completion as market mounts strong recovery

The delayed multi-million pound refurbishment and expansion of a major Bristol office building is on course to complete later this year to meet growing demand for prime space in the city centre. Formerly called South Plaza and now rebranded as 360 Bristol, the 107,000 sq ft building, pictured, overlooking...

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Rising costs and labour shortages combine to end post-pandemic rise in business confidence

October 11, 2021
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Rising costs and labour shortages combine to end post-pandemic rise in business confidence

West of England businesses are warning that the economic recovery from the pandemic is at risk due to growing inflationary pressures and worker shortages. A third of the 250-plus firms taking part in the latest quarterly survey by regional business group Business West said they had to increase their prices...

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Council funding approved to kick start ‘once in a generation’ regeneration scheme

October 11, 2021
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Council funding approved to kick start ‘once in a generation’ regeneration scheme

A key development scheme described as a once in a generation opportunity for Bristol has taken a step forward following a funding approval by Bristol City Council’s cabinet. The regeneration of Temple Quarter and St Philip’s Marsh could create 22,000 new jobs, up to 10,000 new homes and boost...

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