Property

Expansion into more Somerset towns for Truespeed as it targets under-served communities

December 17, 2021
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Expansion into more Somerset towns for Truespeed as it targets under-served communities

Bath-based broadband provider Truespeed is expanding its full fibre network to further into Somerset as it continues to target under-served towns, smaller cities and rural communities.   It said more than 600 customers across Glastonbury, Street and Shepton Mallet had already signed up – many ready to receive the ultrafast service before Christmas.  In...

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New ‘Plan B’ Covid rules for nightclubs and outdoor events to be explained in webinar

December 16, 2021
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New ‘Plan B’ Covid rules for nightclubs and outdoor events to be explained in webinar

A webinar to help Bath businesses with the new Covid rules, including checking the Covid-19 status of customers, is to be staged next week.   Hosted by Bath & North East Somerset Council (B&NES) with Bath Business Improvement District (BID), it is primarily aimed at operators of nightclubs and other venues which are now...

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Low carbon living guide launched as climate crisis impacts on Bath’s heritage buildings

December 16, 2021
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Low carbon living guide launched as climate crisis impacts on Bath’s heritage buildings

Bath Preservation Trust, the organisation that operates four visitor attractions in the city, including No.1 Royal Crescent, has created an online guide to low carbon living for residents of older homes.    From using old blankets and duvets to improve loft and underfloor insulation, to harvesting rainwater for outside cleaning jobs, regularly bleeding radiators...

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Property agents slash £3m off asking price of prestigious country house hotel closed during pandemic

December 10, 2021
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Property agents slash £3m off asking price of prestigious country house hotel closed during pandemic

The sale price of one of the top country house hotels in the Bath area has been reduced by more than £3m - with property agents now marketing the closed-down venue for £6m.   Grade I listed, four-star Ston Easton Park near Shepton Mallet, which has 20 individually styled bedroom suites and seven reception...

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Swedish group snaps up family-owned bathroom furniture firm in deal worth up to £90m

December 9, 2021
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Swedish group snaps up family-owned bathroom furniture firm in deal worth up to £90m

Bath-based bathroom furniture designer and supplier Roper Rhodes has been sold to a Swedish firm in a deal worth up to £90m. Family-owned Roper Rhodes was launched 42 years ago by Brian Roper and has since grown to become a major player in the UK market.  The acquisition by Svedbergs, which has been listed on the...

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Partnership launched to stop unsold food from Bath firms going to waste

December 2, 2021
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Partnership launched to stop unsold food from Bath firms going to waste

Bath’s hospitality and catering businesses are being given a new weapon in the fight against food waste while also helping them become more sustainable. Visit West, the destination management organisation that covers the city through its Visit Bath brand, has teamed up with with Too Good To Go to launch the service.  The Too...

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Associate director and senior surveyor promotions at CBRE’s regional office

December 1, 2021
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Associate director and senior surveyor promotions at CBRE’s regional office

Global real estate advisor CBRE has made four promotions in its South West office. Nikita Dheir and Hannah Marshall have been promoted from their roles as senior surveyors to associate directors while former surveyors Stella Hicks and Hannah Hicks are now senior surveyors.  Nikita, who joined CBRE as a graduate in 2016 and now...

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Cornish nursing home sale for Royds Withy King as it continues to build reputation in busy market

December 1, 2021
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Cornish nursing home sale for Royds Withy King as it continues to build reputation in busy market

Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King has advised on the sale of another nursing home as it continues to position itself as a major player in the busy residential care market.   Hillcrest Nursing Home, a well-respected and long-established 88-bed nursing and dementia home in Looe, Cornwall, was sold by owners Mike and Sharon...

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Govt culture recovery funding helps Bath heritage buildings battle back from impact of pandemic

November 29, 2021
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Govt culture recovery funding helps Bath heritage buildings battle back from impact of pandemic

Some of Bath’s most historic buildings are to get fresh investment to attract more visitors under a government heritage scheme.   Bath Preservation Trust, which operates four visitor attractions including No.1 Royal Crescent, pictured, has received just under £445,000 from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage to help it face the ongoing challenges...

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Grand total for laptop scheme launched to help schoolchildren study at home during lockdown

November 29, 2021
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Grand total for laptop scheme launched to help schoolchildren study at home during lockdown

A scheme set up to bridge the digital divide by getting laptops to schools, charities and individuals who do not have access to technology has celebrated sending out 1,000 devices.   Wiltshire Digital Drive was born from the success of a laptop recycling project started by Westbury-based Priority IT during lockdown. The scheme recycled...

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