Property

Three-year modernisation programme booked in for historic Bath hotel

February 2, 2012
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One of Bath’s oldest hotels, The Abbey, is to be transformed into a mid-market boutique hotel under a three-year modernisation programme by its new owners. Husband-and-wife team Ian and Christa Taylor, both experienced hoteliers, bought the 60-bedroom, 3-star hotel in North Parade from small, independent hotel group Compass, which successfully ran it for 23...

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Plan for Bath’s creative and technology hub to go before Govt inspector

January 24, 2012
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Plans to develop a much-needed centre for Bath’s creative and technology firms are to go to before a Government planning inspector. Developer St James’s Investments (SJI) is working with Tesco to regenerate the historic Bath Press site on Lower Bristol Road as a mixed-use scheme with workshops and studios for creative businesses. SJI has...

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GEMS drops anchor in city centre

January 5, 2012
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Marine survey specialist GEMS has sealed a five-year agreement to take over the ground floor of Royal Mead, an office block opposite Bath Spa railway station. The deal, brokered by Colliers International, includes 6,852 sq ft of refurbished space together with nine secure car parking spaces GEMS (Geotechnical Engineering and Marine Surveys) provides geotechnical,...

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Bath housing market defies gloom to achieve rare rise in property values

December 30, 2011
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House prices in Bath have defied the slump and risen faster than those in almost all other UK towns and cities, new figures show today. Property values in the city rose by 5% in 2011, according to latest research by building society Nationwide. While that is a relatively small increase compared to housing boom...

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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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