Property

Major redevelopment planned for Chippenham’s former industrial heart

June 28, 2012
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Plans for the biggest redevelopment project for generations in Chippenham – including the town’s massive former Westinghouse site – are being drawn up following an agreement between two development companies. Property management and development companies Aberdeen Property UK Retail Parks Trust and Ashtenne Industrial Fund have formed the partnership to redevelop a 54-acre site...

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Upmarket hotel group hand picks Bailbrook House as its first in the West

June 27, 2012
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Bailbrook House Hotel in Bath is to undergo an extensive refurbishment programme over the next two years following its acquisition by the Hand Picked Hotels group. The Grade-II*-listed, three-star hotel was acquired from investor clients of real estate advisory company Delancey for an undisclosed sum. Set in 20 acres of gardens, it has 78...

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SouthGate secures city’s largest office letting agreement in five years

June 22, 2012
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Altran Praxis, one of the UK’s leading systems and software houses, is relocating its Bath head office to SouthGate shopping centre, resulting in one of the largest office lettings in the city for five years. The firm, part of the Altran Group, which develops systems for clients in the transport, automotive and aerospace sectors, has taken 17,000...

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Dorothy House Hospice Care opens outreach centres on business parks

June 15, 2012
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Property consultant Carter Jonas has completed two lettings to Dorothy House Hospice Care which will bring the charity’s support services closer to users in Wiltshire and Somerset. Dorothy House, which has its head office at Winsley, near Bradford on Avon, is to use Trinity House at Bryer Ash Business Park in Trowbridge and an...

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Scandinavian housing planned for former MoD Ensleigh site

June 11, 2012
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Housebuilder Skanska Residential is to develop up to 45 homes on a 4.2-acre former Ministry of Defence site at Lansdown on the outskirts of Bath. The firm, part of the giant Swedish construction and development group Skanska, is to work with award-winning Bath architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studio to develop concepts and plans for...

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Property: Bath offices sold in £1.6m deal

June 1, 2012
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Two Bath office buildings have been acquired by commercial agents Knight Frank for £1.6m on behalf of Bedfordshire-based property investment firm Kindale. The freehold buildings, Charter House and Hanover House on Lower Bristol Road, have combined space of 14,118 sq ft and are occupied by accountants Baker Tilly and property management firm Eagle One....

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Bath’s potential to be highlighted to international property investors

May 29, 2012
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Commercial property opportunities in Bath are to be showcased to national and international investors and developers in London this week. The event is being staged by property firm Jones Lang LaSalle, which has an offices in the city, to attract more inward investment into Bath and the region. Senior directors from the offices, with...

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More growth on the menu as Bath’s Mystery Dining Company finds new home

May 23, 2012
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Bath-based hospitality business The Mystery Dining Company has upsized its offices following one of its most successful years to date.  The firm provides customer intelligence for restaurant chains, food outlets and hotel groups such as Carluccios, Hotel du Vin, Prezzo, Wagamama, and Travelodge After a 25% increase in client numbers and a growing presence...

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Iconic Francis Hotel reopens after £6m transformation

May 23, 2012
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Bath’s Francis Hotel officially re-opens to guests tomorrow following a £6m investment which has transformed it into one of the UK’s best high-end hotels. The iconic hotel recently became the newest member of the 50-strong MGallery global collection of unique hotels – the group’s second in the UK and first outside London. The refurbished...

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Science Park offices snapped up in double quick time

May 22, 2012
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All available offices at the Bristol & Bath Science Park have been let just eight months after it opened. The ground floor of the Innovation Centre, the park’s main building, has filled up twice as quickly as anticipated by developer Quantum Property Partnership, while an area set aside for hot desking has been converted...

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