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Developer says its plans will mean happy ending for former Bath movie theatre

February 20, 2020
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Developer says its plans will mean happy ending for former Bath movie theatre

Bath’s landmark former Scala cinema could be given a new lease of life if ambitious plans drawn up by city-based property developer Rengen are approved. The firm, which has been behind a number of high-profile redevelopments in Bath, wants to regenerate the building, pictured, in Oldfield Park into apartments as well as improving the...

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New Women in Property South West chairman vows to promote greater workplace diversity

February 20, 2020
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New Women in Property South West chairman vows to promote greater workplace diversity

JLL associate Rachael Sherratt is to be the next South West chairman of Women in Property, the national property and construction industry lobbying and networking organisation. Rachael, pictured, who starts in the role on March 1, has served on the group’s regional committee for four years.  She is now looking forward to taking over...

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Bath city centre pub upgraded following ‘substantial’ investment

February 14, 2020
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Bath city centre pub upgraded following ‘substantial’ investment

A popular Bath city centre pub has fully reopened after undergoing a major refurbishment. The Pig & Fiddle on Saracen Street has been upgraded by owner Butcombe, the West Country-based brewery and pub group following what it said was a “substantial” investment.  The pub’s back bar has been redesigned with timber and metal tubing,...

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Plea to new Chancellor from the CBI: Use your first Budget to ‘power-up’ the South West

February 14, 2020
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Plea to new Chancellor from the CBI: Use your first Budget to ‘power-up’ the South West

The CBI has urged the Chancellor to take bold action on skills, innovation and infrastructure in his Budget to ‘power-up’ the South West’s economy. The seven-point plea was made before Sajid Javid resigned as Chancellor and was replaced by Rishi Sunak – throwing into doubt whether the Budget will go ahead, as planned, on...

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Halting our expansion will damage regional economy, airport bosses claim after council grounds plans

February 11, 2020
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Halting our expansion will damage regional economy, airport bosses claim after council grounds plans

Bristol Airport has accused councillors who rejected its controversial expansion plans of “putting the brakes” on the region’s economic growth by stifling international trade and tourism. It also said the move, which it is expected to appeal against, would deter airlines from using the airport – forcing passengers to travel to Heathrow or Gatwick...

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Trio of firms arrive to complete first phase of Bath retail and leisure scheme

January 31, 2020
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Trio of firms arrive to complete first phase of Bath retail and leisure scheme

A Bath retail and leisure development is now fully let after three new occupiers signed deals for commercial units. Spring Wharf, formerly known as Roseberry Place, pictured, includes 17,340 sq ft of retail and leisure space and 171 homes for private rent.  On a prominent site at the junction of Lower Bristol Road and...

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Government must support businesses as Brexit finally takes place, Business West insists

January 31, 2020
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The region’s largest business organisation has called on the government to ensure firms get essential support and guidance for life outside the EU as the UK today marks its official departure from the world’s biggest trading bloc. While the UK is leaving the European Union at 11pm after 47 years, an 11-month transition period...

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Bath Quakers’ unique city centre meeting house could attract restaurant chain buyer

January 24, 2020
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Bath Quakers’ unique city centre meeting house could attract restaurant chain buyer

A grade II listed building in Bath city centre is being marketed as a possible location for a new restaurant, with the agents describing it as a “once in a generation” opportunity to acquire a landmark site. The Friends Meeting House on York Street has been used as a meeting place by Bath Quakers...

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New opening planned by Bath Pub Co as it calls time on The Chequers

January 24, 2020
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New opening planned by Bath Pub Co as it calls time on The Chequers

The Bath Pub Company, which owns three outlets in the city, is planning to open a new site this spring. The move follows the ending on Monday of its lease on The Chequers on Rivers Street. The firm has turned down the offer from owner Ei Publican Partnerships of a new lease at the...

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New team at Bath’s Homewood hotel as it signs up to exclusive travel club

January 24, 2020
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New team at Bath’s Homewood hotel as it signs up to exclusive travel club

Bath luxury hotel Homewood has recruited a number of new staff, including a new general manager and executive head chef, and is also to join the Mr & Mrs Smith Collection, the travel club for hotel lovers. The 21-room hotel in Freshford has taken on Ed Fitzpatrick as general manager from the renown Lygon...

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