Property

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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New era for Old Mill as it relocates Shepton office to Wells

March 20, 2013
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New era for Old Mill as it relocates Shepton office to Wells

West accountants Old Mill has relocated its Shepton Mallet office to Wells, where it has built a carbon-friendly 10,000 sq ft head office on the city’s Cathedral Park business complex. Eighty staff have moved to Bishopbrook House, which was commissioned by Old Mill and funded through its partners’ pension scheme. The two-storey building as...

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A tale of two cities. Bath and Bristol unite to promote themselves on global stage

March 6, 2013
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A tale of two cities. Bath and Bristol unite to promote themselves on global stage

Bath and Bristol have teamed up for the first time to jointly promote themselves as a single prime inward investment destination. A new brand called Invest in Bristol and Bath is to be launched next Tuesday at MIPIM, the world’s highest-profile international property and development showcase. The new approach has been welcomed in both...

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Accolade for fast-growing Bath architectural practice Stubbs Rich

March 6, 2013
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Accolade for fast-growing Bath architectural practice Stubbs Rich

Bath architects Stubbs Rich have underscored a strong start to 2013 by winning the professional services category at the Bath Life Awards. Judges praised the practice’s support for graduates, its 20% growth in turnover last year, and the quality of its work. Stubbs Rich is supporting three members of staff through their five-year university...

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IoD relocates regional office to Bristol & Bath Science Park

February 27, 2013
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IoD relocates regional office to Bristol & Bath Science Park

The Institute of Directors has moved its South West regional headquarters to the Bristol & Bath Science Park. IoD director general Simon Walker visited the new offices where he met regional IoD representatives including South West chairman Richard Ayre, South West director Simon Face and regional staff, along with the Bristol & Bath Science...

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Online scientific publisher strengthens team with two appointments

February 20, 2013
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Online scientific publisher strengthens team with two appointments

SelectScience, the online publisher based at Corston, near Bath, has appointed Scarlett Swallow and Clare Cole to the roles of online marketing manager and content editor respectively following a period of strong growth. Scarlett has spent the past two years working for a leading independent legal publisher in Bristol and brings a wealth of...

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New plans submitted for Bath’s Western Riverside regeneration area

February 14, 2013
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New plans submitted for Bath’s Western Riverside regeneration area

Sainsbury’s has submitted proposals to regenerate Bath Western Riverside East with a development that could create around 1,000 jobs and includes a new foodstore, creative employment and office workspace,  around 280 apartments and townhouses, and a revitalised river frontage. The supermarket group says the plans will bring a wide range of economic and social...

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