Property

Victory for Bath Rugby’s temporary expansion plan at The Rec

August 1, 2014
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Victory for Bath Rugby’s temporary expansion plan at The Rec

Bath Rugby’s bid to increase capacity at the Rec for the next two seasons has been given the green light by council planners. Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES) Council approved the club’s temporary planning application which raises capacity in the stadium by 2,000 to 14,000 for the 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 seasons. The scheme...

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Bath joins plea to Government to hand economy-boosting powers back to cities

August 1, 2014
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Bath joins plea to Government to hand economy-boosting powers back to cities

The West of England has joined a ‘cities for business’ partnership calling on the Government to devolve powers from Whitehall and give them more freedom to create jobs and attract investment. The partnership brings together the leaders of England’s eight largest urban areas outside London – including the Bristol/Bath city region – and their...

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Riverside business park with redevelopment potential comes onto market

July 30, 2014
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Riverside business park with redevelopment potential comes onto market

Melksham’s Avonside Enterprise Park has been put up for sale for £2.75m with the property agents marketing it saying the new owner could take advantage of major redevelopment opportunities. The mixed-use scheme includes retail, office, industrial and warehouse space covering 87,000 sq ft of floor space on the 2.54-acre former Unigate Dairy site close...

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New associate director strengthens DTZ’s investment agency team in the West

July 29, 2014
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New associate director strengthens DTZ’s investment agency team in the West

Property consultancy DTZ has expanded its investment agency team covering the West of England with the appointment of Hollie Ruddle as an associate director. Hollie, pictured, will provide disposal, acquisition and asset management advice across a wide range of commercial property as well as strategic analysis for real estate property companies, funds, institutions and...

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Surveyors join CBRE’s West office in move prompted by market recovery

July 29, 2014
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Surveyors join CBRE’s West office in move prompted by market recovery

Property consultancy CBRE has strengthened its West operation with two new appointments. Robert Moran has joined the valuation consultancy team as a surveyor following four years at rival GVA and after qualifying as a chartered surveyor last year while Marcus Hutchings arrives from Workman to become part of the property asset services team as...

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Bath high on target of new locations for flexible workspace group Regus

July 28, 2014
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Bath high on target of new locations for flexible workspace group Regus

Global workspace provider Regus is looking to open its first base in Bath as it widens its search for new business centre locations across the South West and South Wales.  The firm, which operates from 300-plus centres across the UK, has appointed West-based property consultancy Alder King to find new locations. While it has...

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Management changes at Bath Rugby put emphasis on Rec redevelopment

July 28, 2014
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Management changes at Bath Rugby put emphasis on Rec redevelopment

Bath Rugby owner Bruce Craig is to become executive chairman of the club he bought four years ago in a shake-up of its senior management that will also result in chief executive Nick Blofeld moving to a new job. Multi-millionaire entrepreneur Mr Craig, previously non-executive chairman, is expected to play a more hands-on role...

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Bath Business Blog: Colin Skellett, chair, West of England LEP. What’s the big deal with our Growth Deal?

July 25, 2014
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Bath Business Blog: Colin Skellett, chair, West of England LEP. What’s the big deal with our Growth Deal?

By Colin Skellett, Chair, West of England LEP Since the Government announcement a couple of weeks ago of the local growth deals awarded to England’s 39 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), there have been a lot of big numbers bandied about. Unless you’re close to the deals, the figures and the fuss may seem a...

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New boss for Andrews Property Services as its growth continues

July 25, 2014
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New boss for Andrews Property Services as its growth continues

Andrews Property Services (APS), the fast-growing asset management division of Keynsham-based Andrews Estate Agents, has promoted Sue-Ellen Hodges to head the business. Having started her career at Andrews on a temporary basis four-and-a-half years ago, Sue-Ellen, pictured, quickly became assistant head at APS, before most recently becoming its interim head to cover a colleague’s...

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West proves fertile ground for investment by foreign businesses

July 25, 2014
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West proves fertile ground for investment by foreign businesses

A strong performance by the West of England in attracting business investment from overseas has helped the UK achieve the highest number of inward investment projects since records began in the 1980s, new figures show. There were 27 new investment projects by overseas companies in 2013/14 across the area covered by West of England...

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