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Tenth housing scheme for Bath developer as it builds on its reputation for quality

May 30, 2022
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Tenth housing scheme for Bath developer as it builds on its reputation for quality

Bath property developer Longacre has completed its 10th project in the city, a terrace of four houses at Henrietta Gardens. The firm, known for its high-quality sympathetic contemporary schemes, has built the houses with the latest energy-saving technology, including air source heat pumps – which means they do not need gas – as well...

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Popular village pub acquired by Butcombe as it continues to grow its estate around Bath

May 27, 2022
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Popular village pub acquired by Butcombe as it continues to grow its estate around Bath

Fast-growing craft brewery and pub chain Butcombe has added to its estate in the Bath area by snapping up a popular village inn. The Northey Arms in Box, pictured, which Butcombe has bought from family-run Wiltshire group OHH Pub Company, was described by the brewery as a “well-established and popular” pub.  Butcombe said it...

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University of Bath green hydrogen plant to put region in fast lane for alternative fuel research

May 20, 2022
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University of Bath green hydrogen plant to put region in fast lane for alternative fuel research

The South West’s first manufacturing plant for sustainable green hydrogen is to be opened by the University of Bath as it strengthens its position as a leading research body into alternative low carbon fuels. The plant is to be sited at the university’s new £70m motor industry global centre of excellence, which aims to...

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Annual profits and sales accelerate at Wincanton as major investment in eCommerce pays off

May 20, 2022
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Annual profits and sales accelerate at Wincanton as major investment in eCommerce pays off

Logistics group Wincanton is confident it can steer clear of the any consumer slowdown triggered by the cost-of-living crisis after a year in which its profits soared by 23%. The Chippenham-headquartered group has benefited in recent years from the rise in online retailing, with its efulfilment business driving its growth. But it said all...

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Free trial of e-cargo bikes offered to Bath firms by council in bid to slash city centre emissions

May 19, 2022
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Bath businesses are being encouraged to try out electric cargo bikes for local deliveries as part of a free scheme to reduce the number of journeys made by fossil-fuelled vehicles in the city. The e-cargo Bike scheme, which is run and funded by Bath & North East Somerset Council, offers businesses, including retailers, as...

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Council close to buying major new city centre home for Bath’s world-renowned Fashion Museum

May 13, 2022
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Council close to buying major new city centre home for Bath’s world-renowned Fashion Museum

Bath’s world-leading Fashion Museum is set to relocate to a major building in the city centre in a move that will also kick-start the transformation of the surrounding area into a new creative quarter. Bath & North East Somerset Council (B&NES) is poised to buy the 22,000 sq ft building in what will be...

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Second public consultation for major redevelopment of former Bath Gasworks site

May 13, 2022
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Second public consultation for major redevelopment of former Bath Gasworks site

Ambitious plans to develop a new neighbourhood with hundreds of homes on the site of Bath’s former Gasworks are to go on public display again later this month after being viewed by more than 500 people in an earlier consultation exercise. Developer St William, a joint venture between the housebuilder Berkeley Group and National...

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Mitie flying high after landing £3m Bristol Airport baggage screening contract extension

May 12, 2022
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Mitie flying high after landing £3m Bristol Airport baggage screening contract extension

Outsourcing giant Mitie has extended its relationship with Bristol Airport for a further three years with a new £3m baggage screening services contract. The deal, worth £1m a year and with an option to extend it for a further two years, builds on Bristol-headquartered Mitie’s 20-year partnership with the airport.  Having won the contract...

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Bath Business Blog: Susannah Adams, partner, Harbourside Corporate Finance. Preparing your business for sale

May 11, 2022
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Bath Business Blog: Susannah Adams, partner, Harbourside Corporate Finance. Preparing your business for sale

Have you asked yourself when you want to sell your business and why? Some entrepreneurs may have one eye on their next venture, while others may simply be aiming to retire early. Whatever the reason, the fundamentals of a business sale remain the same.  In this blog, we look at three top tips that...

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Vision for new city centre ‘fashion quarter’ with designer shops and creative studios unveiled by council

May 6, 2022
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Vision for new city centre ‘fashion quarter’ with designer shops and creative studios unveiled by council

Ambitious plans to transform part of Bath city centre by attracting creative industries and relocating its Fashion Museum have been revealed. A masterplan for the area, led by Bath & North East Somerset Council and funded by the West of England Combined Authority, details how the ‘top of the town’ could become a nationally...

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