Property

Women in Property to stage event to showcase the work of Concern Universal

March 5, 2015
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Women in Property to stage event to showcase the work of Concern Universal

Ahead of this Sunday’s International Women’s Day, the Association of Women in Property (WiP) is this evening hosting an event to highlight the work of Concern Universal, the charity aiming to bring opportunities to communities worldwide and help to beat poverty. The drinks and tapas reception at The Lido, Clifton, Bristol, which starts at...

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Senior planner appointment strengthens Savills’ regional team

March 2, 2015
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Senior planner appointment strengthens Savills’ regional team

Savills has appointed Chloë Clark as senior planner covering the South West. Chloë, pictured, who qualified as a chartered town planner in 2012, joins Savills from Hunter Page Planning in Cheltenham. Chloë has experience of a range of residential and commercial development projects, as well as urban regeneration and rural conversion schemes for a variety...

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Regeneration of historic mill as student flats will ease pressure on Bath’s rented property sector

February 20, 2015
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Regeneration of historic mill as student flats will ease pressure on Bath’s rented property sector

The first show flat at a major £16.6m student housing development in Bath opened this week as transformation of the historic Twerton Mill neared completion. The scheme will convert the former landmark building on Lower Bristol Road into a state-of-the-art student housing complex. The project is being developed by McLaren Property with construction work...

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Civic centre and school science block take place on shortlist of region’s best new buildings

February 20, 2015
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Civic centre and school science block take place on shortlist of region’s best new buildings

Keynsham’s striking new civic centre and the innovative Lee Centre at Bath’s Ralph Allen School have been named among the region’s best new buildings by RICS (the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors). They appear on the shortlist for the annual RICS South West Awards, putting them head to head with major new schemes such...

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Business West welcomes another fall in unemployment – but calls on politicians to focus on full recovery

February 18, 2015
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Business West welcomes another fall in unemployment – but calls on politicians to focus on full recovery

Bath firms are greeting positive economic news, such as the latest fall in unemployment, with “faint alarm bells rather than celebratory cheers”, according to the region’s largest business organisation. Business West, which runs Bath Chamber of Commerce, said politicians should now focus on the “significant hurdles” that remained to achieving a lasting recovery. Today’s...

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Curo’s 700-home Foxhill redevelopment scheme gets green light from planners

February 13, 2015
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Curo’s 700-home Foxhill redevelopment scheme gets green light from planners

Plans to build 700 homes on the former Foxhill MoD base have been approved in a move that will transform a large part of Bath. Now called Mulberry Park, the 48-acre development by Bath-based housing organisation Curo gained outline planning application from B&NES council on Wednesday after two years of consultation with local residents...

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University of Bath research opens door for UK’s first straw houses to go on market

February 13, 2015
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University of Bath research opens door for UK’s first straw houses to go on market

Research from the University of Bath’s Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering has resulted in the UK’s first affordable straw homes going on sale this week. The houses are an affordable, low carbon and fuel-efficient means of housebuilding with fuel bills up 90% cheaper than an equivalent brick-built house. Part-desinged by Bath-based Integral Engineering...

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‘Connected’ Curo takes number one spot in the West for its digital communication strategy

February 13, 2015
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‘Connected’ Curo takes number one spot in the West for its digital communication strategy

Bath-based housing and support organisation Curo has been named as the most digitally engaged housing association in the West of England. Curo, which manages 12,000 homes, was the highest climber on the annual Connected Housing index, rising 60 places to rank 13th in the whole of the UK and first in the region. The...

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Kavanaghs appointed to market East Melksham Local Centre shops

February 13, 2015
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Kavanaghs appointed to market East Melksham Local Centre shops

Melksham and Trowbridge-based property agent Kavanaghs has been instructed by Guildhall Estates to market new retail units at the East Melksham Local Centre. Guildhall is developing the neighbourhood centre on a site about a mile from Melksham town centre next to the town’s new link road. A pre-let to a food outlet has already...

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Former Bath Royal High Junior School site to become housing development

February 13, 2015
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Former Bath Royal High Junior School site to become housing development

Fifty-eight homes are to be built on the former Royal High Junior School campus in Bath’s Lansdown conservation area. Property agent Alder King secured planning permission for the development on appeal. London-based developer Square Bay will now build 54 homes on the upper part of the 2.5 hectare brownfield site now occupied by vacant...

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