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Epic result for Bristol office block after it employs highly flexible approach to workplace design

January 3, 2024
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Epic result for Bristol office block after it employs highly flexible approach to workplace design

The top floor of a landmark Bristol commercial building has been transformed into an ultra-flexible office scheme complete with movable features so occupiers can turn up, plug in and get to work straight away. London-based real estate investment firm EPIC commissioned workplace design-and-build company Interaction to turn the space...

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West of England needs to ‘act like powerhouse before it is recognised as one’, says Business West MD

January 2, 2024
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West of England needs to ‘act like powerhouse before it is recognised as one’, says Business West MD

The West of England needs to come up with some “big, bold ideas” this year if it wants the government to treat it as a regional powerhouse similar to the North and Midlands, the leader of the region’s largest business group has said. In his New Year message, Phil...

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New general manager for Bristol hotel as it looks to the future following 50th anniversary

January 2, 2024
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New general manager for Bristol hotel as it looks to the future following 50th anniversary

The DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol City Centre Hotel has appointed Adam Flint as its new general manager, bringing with him more than 20 years’ experience to the business. It is Adam’s first position with Focus Hotels Management, which has operated the 206-bedroom hotel on Redcliffe Way for more than...

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Short move for Barcan+Kirby as it relocates city centre office to nearby refurbished building

December 15, 2023
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Short move for Barcan+Kirby as it relocates city centre office to nearby refurbished building

Bristol law firm Barcan+Kirby has relocated its central Bristol base from Queen Square to a refurbished office building a stone’s throw away in Prince Street. The firm, which was formed in 2015 after a series of mergers between a number of smaller law firms, is leasing a 3,599 sq...

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Bristol Airport lands independent backing from global group for its journey towards net zero by 2030

December 15, 2023
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Bristol Airport lands independent backing from global group for its journey towards net zero by 2030

Bristol Airport has become the first in the UK outside London to achieve a major independent industry accreditation in recognition of its efforts to become net zero in less than seven years’ time. The airport has gained a ‘Level 4+ Transition’ level in the international carbon accreditation scheme run by...

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Pioneering Bristol playground firm comes of age by staying true to its natural roots

December 15, 2023
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Pioneering Bristol playground firm comes of age by staying true to its natural roots

The Bristol firm behind ‘purposeful playgrounds’ that have transformed schools, parks and leisure environments across the UK and beyond has celebrated its 21st anniversary. Since its launch in 2002, TouchWood Play has gone from strength to strength, designing and building play areas for customers across the UK and in...

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Bristol Old Vic takes on a more sustainable role as it stages a powerful switch to solar energy

December 15, 2023
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Bristol Old Vic takes on a more sustainable role as it stages a powerful switch to solar energy

Bristol’s Old Vic theatre has become the latest historic building in the city to give top billing to solar energy as a way to become more sustainable. The venue – the oldest continuously working theatre in the English-speaking world – called in Bristol-based solar design and installation firm Solarsense...

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Planner who has worked on some of Bristol’s biggest regeneration schemes joins Nash Partnership

December 13, 2023
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Planner who has worked on some of Bristol’s biggest regeneration schemes joins Nash Partnership

Planning, architecture and placemaking consultancy Nash Partnership, which has an office in Bristol, has recruited associate planner Alexandra Egge in a move it said reflected its growing portfolio of projects. Alexandra, pictured, joins from Arup in London, where she led projects ranging from strategic mixed-use development strategies and masterplans to...

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Shipping industry buoyant again after devastation of pandemic, says Bristol worldwide removals firm

December 13, 2023
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Shipping industry buoyant again after devastation of pandemic, says Bristol worldwide removals firm

The global logistics market has finally returned to pre-pandemic profit levels after a tough few years, according to the managing director of a long-running Bristol-based international shipping company. International household removals firm 1st Move, which has been operating across the globe for more than 25 years, has successfully restructured...

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Bristol can lead the world in social and environmental change, says new Chamber & Initiative president

December 12, 2023
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Bristol can lead the world in social and environmental change, says new Chamber & Initiative president

Bristol Chamber & Initiative’s new president has pledged to focus on “community and green growth”, saying the city can be a global leader in social and environmental change. Dr Justin Morris, pictured, chief executive of Bristol Zoological Society – the charity that runs Bristol Zoo Project – started his...

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Owzat for a clean delivery! Grundon and Glos CCC renew partnership to improve on club’s recycling rate

December 11, 2023
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Owzat for a clean delivery! Grundon and Glos CCC renew partnership to improve on club’s recycling rate

Gloucestershire Cricket has teamed up with waste management firm Grundon for a further three years after their existing partnership resulted in a steady improvement in the club’s recycling performance. Recycling rates at the club’s Seat Unique Stadium in Bristol have bounced up by almost 60% over the past three...

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Boost for Bristol’s science and tech ecosystem as plans are unveiled for new £8.5m spin-out incubator

December 8, 2023
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Boost for Bristol’s science and tech ecosystem as plans are unveiled for new £8.5m spin-out incubator

Bristol is to get a new £8.5m incubator to nurture spin-out companies working in the fast-growing quantum, biotech and AI sectors – the latest in a series of hubs in the city aimed at creating the next generation of high-potential businesses. Called OMX, it will be opened next year...

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Cricket club signals its plans for relocation to purpose-built stadium and sale of County Ground

December 8, 2023
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Cricket club signals its plans for relocation to purpose-built stadium and sale of County Ground

Gloucestershire Cricket has confirmed it is exploring opportunities to sell its home ground in Bristol and use the proceeds to develop a new stadium on the city’s north-eastern outskirts. Following media speculation earlier this week, the club released a statement saying it was looking at the possibility of relocating...

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