Property

Property: Major event for West landlords to be staged next week

April 12, 2013
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Property: Major event for West landlords to be staged next week

The biggest free annual get-together for West landlords, Landlord Expo, takes place next Thursday from noon until 7pm. The event, sponsored by estate agents Andrews, features more than 80 exhibitors ranging from local authority stands to letting agents, financial experts, trades people and suppliers. Held at the University of the West of England Exhibition...

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Housing developers snap up Bath’s former MoD sites

April 10, 2013
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Housing developers snap up Bath’s former MoD sites

Three major former Ministry of Defence sites around Bath have been sold for development in a move that could eventually lead to the construction of more than 1,000 homes. The land at Foxhill, Warminster Road and Ensleigh was put up for sale by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) – the MoD’s property and services...

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Two new arrivals boost Bath law firm Stone King’s property department

April 9, 2013
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Two new arrivals boost Bath law firm Stone King’s property department

Bath law firm Stone King has appointed experienced lawyers Amanda Watts and Jo Boyle to its growing residential property team. Amanda, pictured, right, with Stone King’s managing partner Steven Greenwood, joins the firm, which also has offices in Melksham, Cambridge and London, from Hertfordshire legal practice Nockolds where she was a partner in its...

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New focus for Women in Property following election of new West chairman

April 9, 2013
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New focus for Women in Property following election of new West chairman

Women in Property, the networking and professional development organisation, is to stage events in Bath and Chippenham as well as other areas across the South West as part of a new focus following the election of a new regional chairman. Naomi Chesterman, an associate in the property litigation team at Bristol law firm Veale...

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Former council HQ fully let again after NHS signs property deal

March 27, 2013
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Former council HQ fully let again after NHS signs property deal

The NHS is to take office space in Bewley House, Chippenham, in a deal that means the former headquarters of North Wiltshire District Council is fully occupied again. Wiltshire NHS Primary Care Trust has signed a 10-year lease with Bewley House owners, based-based HPH Commercial Property, for the entire first floor of the building....

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Jones Lang LaSalle builds Bath valuation team with new appointment

March 27, 2013
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Jones Lang LaSalle builds Bath valuation team with new appointment

Property consultancy Jones Lang LaSalle has expanded its Bath team with the appointment of valuation expert Richard Clark. Richard, pictured, has joined as director in the valuation advisory team after a 13-year stint at rival DTZ in Bristol providing commercial and residential valuation advice. He specialises in the provision of valuation advice to banks...

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Bath takes a creative stand to bring in vital inward investment leads

March 25, 2013
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Bath takes a creative stand to bring in vital inward investment leads

Invest in Bristol and Bath, the recently-formed inward investment body for the West region, is reviewing important leads received at the world’s top property fair. The body created a show-stealing, 50 sq m mural at its stand at MIPIM in Cannes earlier this month to grab attention for the range of opportunities presented by...

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Budget 2013: West property industry reaction

March 21, 2013
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Budget 2013: West property industry reaction

The Chancellor’s surprise announcement to bring in the Help-to-Buy scheme was welcomed by the property and construction industries – with housebuilders in particular enjoying some rare good news. The property sector in the West picked up on some of the positives – but like most other industries, considered that more could have been done...

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More growth on cue as payroll firm turns snooker club into showpiece office

March 20, 2013
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More growth on cue as payroll firm turns snooker club into showpiece office

RACS Group, the fast-growing Warminster-based outsourced payroll provider, has launched its prestigious new offices with an official opening party at which South West Wiltshire MP Dr Andrew Murrison cut the opening ribbon. More than 90 guests were given tours of the recently refurbished 10,000 sq ft offices. Following a £750,000 refurbishment, the former Wessex...

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Royal Bath & West appoint engineering consultancy for £100m scheme

March 20, 2013
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Civil and structural engineering consultancy Rodgers Leask has been appointed to the £100m regeneration of the Royal Bath & West Showground. The Midlands-based firm is working alongside developers London & Wharfedale on the project, which will create 1,500 jobs on more than 100 acres of redeveloped land on the edge of Shepton Mallet. The...

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