Property

Kavanaghs appointed to market East Melksham Local Centre shops

February 13, 2015
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Kavanaghs appointed to market East Melksham Local Centre shops

Melksham and Trowbridge-based property agent Kavanaghs has been instructed by Guildhall Estates to market new retail units at the East Melksham Local Centre. Guildhall is developing the neighbourhood centre on a site about a mile from Melksham town centre next to the town’s new link road. A pre-let to a food outlet has already...

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Former Bath Royal High Junior School site to become housing development

February 13, 2015
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Former Bath Royal High Junior School site to become housing development

Fifty-eight homes are to be built on the former Royal High Junior School campus in Bath’s Lansdown conservation area. Property agent Alder King secured planning permission for the development on appeal. London-based developer Square Bay will now build 54 homes on the upper part of the 2.5 hectare brownfield site now occupied by vacant...

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CBRE boosts South West office with senior surveyor appointment and graduate trainee qualification

February 12, 2015
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CBRE boosts South West office with senior surveyor appointment and graduate trainee qualification

Property advisory firm CBRE has strengthened its national asset services team in the South West with the appointment of Mark Evans as senior surveyor. He joins CBRE’s Bristol office from rival Alder King, where he worked as a surveyor. Mark said: “I am thrilled to be joining CBRE at such a critical time in...

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Search gets under way to find the South West’s top business leaders

February 10, 2015
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Search gets under way to find the South West’s top business leaders

Firms in the Bristol area are being urged to enter one of the region’s top award schemes showcasing excellence and enterprise in business. The prestigious Institute of Directors’ South West Director of the Year Awards 2015 seek to recognise outstanding business people and focus UK-wide attention on success in the region. Award nominations are...

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East Melksham Local Centre contract secured by Halsall Construction

February 6, 2015
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East Melksham Local Centre contract secured by Halsall Construction

Peasedown St John-based Halsall Construction has been appointed as the main contractor to build the East Melksham Local Centre by developer Guildhall Estates. Building work on the mixed-use development will start over the next few months. The development, on a site close to the A3102, will include six shop units, anchored by a Morrisons...

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Construction and defence contracts keep logistics group Wincanton firmly on road to growth

February 6, 2015
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Construction and defence contracts keep logistics group Wincanton firmly on road to growth

Winning a raft of new contracts helped supply chain group Wincanton steer a positive course over the past three months. The Chippenham-based group said in an update to the London Stock Exchange that it continued to trade in line with expectations following new business wins linked to the recovering construction sector and the extension...

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New managing director keeps it in the family at Vastern Timber

February 2, 2015
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New managing director keeps it in the family at Vastern Timber

Vastern Timber, which operates a sawmill at Studley, near Chippenham, has promoted Tom Barnes from director to managing director as the family-owned firm adopts a more formal management structure ready for anticipated growth. Established in in 1904, Vastern Timber is owned and run by three members of the Barnes family – Peter, Jon and...

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City centre Grade II listed office building acquired by Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling

January 27, 2015
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City centre Grade II listed office building acquired by Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling

The Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC) has bought Grade II listed 1 Trim Bridge from The Bath Institute of Rheumatic Diseases (BIRD) to use as its new head office. The building, which was sold with vacant possession for £775,000, has just over 3,000 sq ft (280 sq m) of office space over...

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Experienced entrepreneur joins Alliance Pharma board as non-executive director

January 26, 2015
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Experienced entrepreneur joins Alliance Pharma board as non-executive director

Chippenham-based speciality pharmaceutical company Alliance Pharma has appointed tech entrepreneur and experienced businessman Nigel Clifford as an independent non-executive director with immediate effect. Mr Clifford, pictured, is chief executive of Procserve Holdings, a London, Cambridge and Guildford-based company specialising in technology that enables secure transactions online. He is also a non-executive director of Slough...

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First Class recognition for Bath Spa University’s stance on ethics and the environment

January 22, 2015
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First Class recognition for Bath Spa University’s stance on ethics and the environment

Bath Spa University has been ranked among the UK’s best universities for its environmental and ethical commitments. It has been awarded a First Class rating in the latest People and Planet University League Table. Compiled annually by the UK’s largest student campaigning network People & Planet, the table is the only comprehensive and independent...

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