Property

Barclays part funds Norton Radstock College campus upgrade

November 20, 2013
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Barclays part funds Norton Radstock College campus upgrade

Barclays has provided a £1.5m finance facility to help Norton Radstock College achieve its £3m campus upgrade. The package has helped fund the construction of a 26,167 sq ft two-storey building at the further education college in Radstock, replacing the 1950s North Side Building. More than 1,000 full and 5,000 part-time students undertaking a...

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Mixed fortunes for Bath’s hotels as recovery begins to take hold

November 20, 2013
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Mixed fortunes for Bath’s hotels as recovery begins to take hold

Bath hotels have maintained their position as among the best performing in the South West as the sector begins to benefit from the economic recovery, according to a new survey. The average rate charged for a room in hotels in and around the city rose by 3.6% to £87.33 in the three months to...

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Major national accolade recognises Bath architects Hetreed Ross’s work with college

November 13, 2013
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Major national accolade recognises Bath architects Hetreed Ross’s work with college

Bath-based architectural firm Hetreed Ross’s work with a Wiltshire college for young adults with learning difficulties has landed it a prestigious national award. The firm won the Best Community Building category in the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Awards 2013 for its designs for new educational and community facilities at Fairfield Farm College in Dilton...

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Expanding BMT gets shipshape in new office after landing Norwegian Navy contract

November 13, 2013
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Expanding BMT gets shipshape in new office after landing Norwegian Navy contract

Bath-based BMT Defence Services has expanded into a second office in the city as it continues to win work in international markets. The firm, part of the BMT group, works primarily on major naval projects. Its success in securing a prestigious design contract for the Norwegian LSV (Logistics and Support Vessel) project has resulted...

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Council urges Bath businesses to help it tackle city’s gull menace

November 8, 2013
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Council urges Bath businesses to help it tackle city’s gull menace

Bath businesses are being urged to help in the city’s constant battle against gulls by highlighting any action they have taken themselves to tackle the menace. Bath and North East Somerset Council is staging what it is calling a ‘scrutiny inquiry day’ later this month which will focus on reducing the gulls’ food source...

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Pizza delivery chain moves into prominent Chippenham retail unit

November 4, 2013
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Pizza delivery chain moves into prominent Chippenham retail unit

Pizza Hut Delivery has opened a takeaway outlet in Chippenham town centre following planning consent for a change of use in a building previously occupied by a restaurant and wine bar. The 1,081 sq ft unit on New Road has a 474 sq ft (44 sq m) bar and seating area at the front...

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Keynsham redevelopment scheme reaches milestone

October 23, 2013
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Keynsham redevelopment scheme reaches milestone

The £34m regeneration project that will transform Keynsham town centre reached a key stage today with a topping-out ceremony to mark the highest point of its buildings. The project, a partnership between Bath & North East Somerset Council and construction, and national property development group Willmott Dixon, is now around one year from completion....

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Top 10 ranking for social housing provider GreenSquare

October 23, 2013
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Top 10 ranking for social housing provider GreenSquare

GreenSquare, the social housing group with an office in Chippenham, has been named as one of the UK’s top 10 social landlords in a list compiled by leading industry magazine 24housing and the Housing Quality Network (HQN). 24Housing and the HQN launched a quest last month to find the UK’s top social housing landlords...

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Final letting at showpiece Bath office building points to lack of new space

October 16, 2013
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Final letting at showpiece Bath office building points to lack of new space

Bath is facing a shortage of quality office space following a deal that means one of city’s most prestigious office buildings is now fully let, according to leading property agent. Financial services company Altus has relocated from the Widcombe area and taken 7,000 sq ft in Royal Mead. The building, close to Bath Spa train...

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Midsomer Norton school contract win for Halsall Construction

October 3, 2013
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Midsomer Norton school contract win for Halsall Construction

Halsall, the Bath-based construction firm, has been appointed to build a sixth form centre at Norton Hill School in Midsomer Norton. Work will start on the 800 sq m, £870,000 building this month and complete next May. The project will give the school improved sixth form accommodation and four additional classrooms and will link...

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