Property

Agent brought in to promote three prime city centre shop units

December 30, 2011
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Bath & North East Somerset Council has appointed commercial property agents Williams Gunter Hardwick to let retail units in the historic city’s main shopping thoroughfare. The Bristol-based Williams Gunter Hardwick team is working with the council’s property services department and joint agents Carter Jonas to fill two prime units on Stall Street. It is...

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Online Christmas shopping boom triggers new demand for warehouses

December 28, 2011
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A major online retailer is poised to sign a deal for a large distribution warehouse in the West, part of a growing trend on the back of the dramatic rise in internet shopping this Christmas. Commercial property specialists Colliers International has witnessed similar developments across the country as shoppers increasingly hunt bargains on the...

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Friday feature: Regeneration game brings sparkle to the former home of Babycham

December 9, 2011
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Friday feature: Regeneration game brings sparkle to the former home of Babycham

  Six months ago Roger Saul, founder of the iconic luxury goods brand Mulberry, launched the first phase of a regeneration scheme to transform a former Somerset mill and one-time home to Babycham, into a unique designer shopping outlet. Here Anne Gorringe examines the fascinating history and bright future of the Kilver Court. The...

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Funding boost for property development firm Oval Estates

December 2, 2011
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Radstock-based Oval Estates has received two secured loans totaling £317,000 helped by ThinCats.com, the online marketplace that allows investors to make secured loans directly to UK businesses. Oval Estates, a family-run business which develops and builds about 50 to 60 residential homes a year and some commercial buildings, is using the funding to prepare...

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Derelict Jubilee Inn site set for development

November 24, 2011
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Eleven new family homes are to be created on the site of the Jubilee Inn overlooking a picturesque valley on the southern outskirts of Bath. The derelict pub premises on Whiteway Road, Southdown, was affected by fire last year and has now been demolished by new owners Westrock, who are pressing ahead with the development plans. Closed...

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BIBS welcomes Govt housing plans

November 22, 2011
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Bath Building Society has welcomed the Government’s new housing initiative aimed at kick-starting the UK’s stagnant domestic construction sector. The society, which is already at the forefront of developing innovative mortgages to help new entrants into the housing market, believes the broad perspective of the Government’s policy will create real benefits for the economy...

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Friday Analysis: Localism makes a comeback

November 18, 2011
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The Localism Act, which gives local communities more say about planning and development, was given Royal Assent on Tuesday. But is it good news for Bath and the West region? According to the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), it is an encouraging shift of power from central government to communities. For...

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Sainsbury’s puts Bath’s long-awaited creative hub on track with Green Park Station plan

November 18, 2011
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A much-needed centre for Bath’s burgeoning creative industries could be developed at Green Park Station as part of far-reaching plans announced today. Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has unveiled its plans for a major investment in the city’s Western Riverside area, opening it up the area to create employment, residential and community space and creating hundreds...

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Western Riverside developer Crest scoops housing accolade

November 15, 2011
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Crest Nicholson, the developer behind Bath's Western Riverside regeneration scheme, has been named Sustainable Housebuilder of the Year. The award recognises companies which demonstrate a real commitment to innovation in the housebuilding industry. Crest plans to build more than 2,000 homes on the 44-acre site as part of a £400m regeneration scheme.   Crest...

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Property: Final unit up for grabs at Trowbridge business centre

October 14, 2011
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The last vacant unit at Trowbridge’s Doric Business Centre is being marketed as an ideal base for a trade counter business. The 12-unit development, behind Islington Motors on Canal Road, is already home to mainly trade counter businesses and Colin Scragg of commercial agents Carter Jonas believes the remaining unit will fit the bill...

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