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Bath landscape architecture on a mission to rejuvenate the ‘Hanging Gardens of Basingstoke’

January 12, 2023
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Bath landscape architecture on a mission to rejuvenate the ‘Hanging Gardens of Basingstoke’

A 1970s office building regarded as one of the 15 most important developments of its kind in the UK, is to be given a new lease of life by Bath-based landscape architecture practice Grant Associates. Grade II listed Mountbatten House in Basingstoke was commissioned in 1973 and has since become an icon of the...

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Strong bounce back for Bath office market as first flagship buildings for a generation come on stream

January 6, 2023
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Strong bounce back for Bath office market as first flagship buildings for a generation come on stream

Bath’s office market rebounded from the impact of the Covid pandemic quicker than most other towns and cities in the South West in 2022 with activity soaring by nearly two-thirds between the second and third quarters, according to new research.   Just under 23,000 sq ft of office space in the city was leased...

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Buoyant South West firms shrug off the economic gloom to enter 2023 on a confident note

January 6, 2023
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Buoyant South West firms shrug off the economic gloom to enter 2023 on a confident note

Confidence among South West businesses continued to rise in December after a surprise recovery the previous month – with firms ending the year in a rare upbeat mood. The latest monthly Business Barometer from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking reveals firms reported higher confidence in their own business prospects month-on-month, up 15 percentage points at 34%.  Taken alongside their optimism in the economy, up 10...

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University of Bath and council partner on ambitious sustainable construction policies

January 5, 2023
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University of Bath and council partner on ambitious sustainable construction policies

World-leading action to help tackle the climate emergency by cutting emissions from buildings will be taken by Bath & North East Somerset Council this year in a link-up with the University of Bath. The council will draw on the pioneering expertise of the university’s academics to bring in a cutting-edge set of sustainable construction...

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Bike storage firm looking to unlock new markets after Bath mentor steps in to provide key advice

January 5, 2023
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Bike storage firm looking to unlock new markets after Bath mentor steps in to provide key advice

A Bath construction specialist is helping identify new markets for an award-winning cycle storage business after it was hit by Brexit red tape and the economic downturn. Dan Grimshaw, pictured right, who lives in Hinton Charterhouse and owns London-based design and construction firm Beam Development, is mentoring entrepreneur Andrew Lang, whose business Cycloc is...

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More efficiencies on tap at national café group as it extends agreement with specialist water business

January 5, 2023
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More efficiencies on tap at national café group as it extends agreement with specialist water business

Water2business, the specialist retailer co-owned by Bath-based Wessex Water, has extended its partnership with UK-wide café chain Coffee#1 for a further two years.   Having set up the agreement two years ago, Water2business will continue to provide water and wastewater services to 84 of Coffee#1’s 100 sites.  The firm’s dedicated account management team will continue...

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Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa to pop the cork on exclusive hot air balloon and champagne experiences

January 5, 2023
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Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa to pop the cork on exclusive hot air balloon and champagne experiences

Guests at Bath’s Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa will be able to take to the skies and enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the city as part of a luxury hot air balloon experience and package starting this spring. After soaring high above Bath’s famous landmarks, guests will be able to relax with a glass...

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Bath landscape consultants to help shape Singapore’s new highly sustainable science centre

January 4, 2023
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Bath landscape consultants to help shape Singapore’s new highly sustainable science centre

Bath-based landscape architecture practice Grant Associates is to co-design a new ‘living laboratory’ science centre in Singapore 10 years after it helped create the city-state’s world-renowned Gardens by the Bay. The 101-hectare (250-acre) gardens in central Singapore have become a national icon, boasting the largest glass greenhouse in the world, while its Supertrees, 18...

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This year will be tough – but we need to stress the positives of our powerful region, says Business West

January 4, 2023
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This year will be tough – but we need to stress the positives of our powerful region, says Business West

The boss of the South West’s largest business group has urged firms to ‘stay positive’ this year in the face of huge challenges. Phil Smith, managing director of Business West – which runs Bath Chamber of Commerce – also said companies could benefit in 2023 by being based in an innovative region at the...

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Business support experts team up to offer free HR advice to small firms

December 16, 2022
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Business support experts team up to offer free HR advice to small firms

Outsourced human resources consultancy The HR Dept is partnering with small business support specialist Cool Ventures to provide free advice for Bath firms under a regional business initiative. The scheme, which runs until next March, provides a range of free business support to SMEs and individuals based in Bath & North East Somerset and  South Gloucestershire needing...

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