Property

Bath’s superfast broadband scheme launches with plea to firms to get involved

February 12, 2014
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Bath’s superfast broadband scheme launches with plea to firms to get involved

Firms are being urged to sign up to GigaBath – the pioneering scheme to give the city the region’s fastest broadband – following its launch on Monday. Bath-based internet telephony, broadband and web hosting firm Gradwell Communications has teamed up with London fibre infrastructure provider CityFibre to develop the city centre network. At the...

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Bath chartered building surveyor follows ex-JLL colleague to Carter Jonas

February 12, 2014
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Bath chartered building surveyor follows ex-JLL colleague to Carter Jonas

The Bath office of national property consultancy Carter Jonas has strengthened its team with the appointment of Martin Walker from rival Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL). The move reunites Martin, a chartered building surveyor who has worked in Bath since 1976, with former colleague Mike McElhinney. Mike, a former director at JLL, moved to Carter...

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Innovative housing schemes in line for major national awards

February 12, 2014
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Innovative housing schemes in line for major national awards

A sensitively-designed supported housing scheme for people with autism and affordable homes at one of Bath’s biggest developments – both part of city-based Curo’s portfolio – have reached the finals of the prestigious UK Housing Awards (UKHA). The high-profile Bath Riverside development, which includes 121 new affordable Curo homes, is shortlisted for the Large...

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Room for optimism as Bath 5-star hotel changes hands for above asking price

February 12, 2014
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Room for optimism as Bath 5-star hotel changes hands for above asking price

The Ayrlington, one of Bath’s small, five-star hotels, has been sold for well above its £2.5m asking price in a move that demonstrates a strong recovery in the tourist business. The 16-bedroom Ayrlington was bought by a private Italian investor who already owns an hotel in Bath. Simon Wells, hotels director at property agents...

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IT director joins accountancy firm Old Mill as it steps up investment

February 11, 2014
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IT director joins accountancy firm Old Mill as it steps up investment

Accountants and financial planners Old Mill have recruited their first IT director in a move that reflects the firm’s significant on-going investment in its IT systems and infrastructure. Highly-experienced IT specialist James, pictured, will head Old Mill’s existing three-man IT team across its five West Country offices, including Wells and Melksham. The 41-year-old previously...

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New era promised for Bath’s Thermae Spa as Malaysian group YTL takes control

February 4, 2014
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New era promised for Bath’s Thermae Spa as Malaysian group YTL takes control

YTL Hotels, part of the Malaysian YTL conglomerate that owns Wessex Water, has taken over the operating contract of Bath’s Thermae Spa. The deal, announced last summer, comes ahead of YTL Hotels opening its nearby 5-star Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel later this year. Bath and North East Somerset Council will continue to own the...

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Boost for Bath’s economy as pioneering gigafast broadband scheme goes live

February 4, 2014
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Boost for Bath’s economy as pioneering gigafast broadband scheme goes live

Bath city centre is to get the South West’s fastest broadband with the launch of GigaBath – a scheme pioneered by the city’s internet telephony, broadband and web hosting firm Gradwell Communications. In a move that could lead to new jobs and give a much-needed boost to the economy, Gradwell has teamed up with...

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West of England Business of the Year Awards are launched to find region’s best companies

January 24, 2014
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West of England Business of the Year Awards are launched to find region’s best companies

Accountants PwC have launched their annual search for the region’s best companies with the 2014 West of England Business of the Year Awards – the region’s most prestigious business accolades. Previous winners of the awards, now in their 26th year, read like a who’s who of the West’s most-respected companies, including Dyson, MITIE and...

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New chapter for Stone King’s historic Bath HQ

January 23, 2014
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New chapter for Stone King’s historic Bath HQ

Bath law firm Stone King has completed a major refurbishment of its headquarters in the city as demand for its specialist legal services continues to grow. Scaffolding has now been removed from outside the firm’s Queen Square offices following three months of extensive work on the Grade 1 listed building where Jane Austen is...

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Low Carbon Business Breakfast to look at home truths about sustainable housing

January 8, 2014
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Low Carbon Business Breakfast to look at home truths about sustainable housing

Intelligent design and its role in low carbon construction is the topic for the first Low Carbon Business Breakfast of the new year, held in Bath on January 21. Among innovations to be discussed will be self-healing concrete, use of nanoparticles in construction and building houses that make their occupants happy. The session will...

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