Property

Three associate director promotions boost Avison Young’s South West office

February 25, 2022
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Three associate director promotions boost Avison Young’s South West office

Global real estate advice firm Avison Young has promoted three of its South West-based staff – Daniel Rich, Matthew Dingle and Nicole Kruger – to associate director. Daniel joined the firm in 2013 as a graduate and gained his RICS chartered status in 2016. A member of Avison Young’s land and development team, he...

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Council commits extra £27.4m to tackle impact of climate emergency on Bath area

February 25, 2022
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Council commits extra £27.4m to tackle impact of climate emergency on Bath area

Tens of millions of pounds are to be invested in new measures to achieve net zero by Bath & North East Somerset Council as it looks to tackle the impact of the climate and ecological emergency on the area. The Liberal Democrat-controlled council, which declared a climate emergency in 2019, is to allocate more than...

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Bath firms come out top in regional tourism awards that recognised excellence in challenging times

February 25, 2022
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Bath firms come out top in regional tourism awards that recognised excellence in challenging times

Hotels, restaurants and hospitality businesses from the Bath area have dominated the region’s most prestigious tourism awards. Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa in Colerne come away with five accolades in the Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards while No.15 by GuestHouse, Bath, landed three.  They were the front runners among a strong field of contenders...

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Programme will offer Bath firms unique chance to help equip city’s young people with green skills

February 24, 2022
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Programme will offer Bath firms unique chance to help equip city’s young people with green skills

Bath businesses are being invited to support a transformational skills programme that will create opportunities in the green economy for young people from the city. Green Skills for Jobs and Entrepreneurship has been launched against a backdrop of economic recovery following the Covid pandemic and the demand for 50,000 new jobs in the region by...

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Truespeed strengthens senior management team with new director of marketing & sales

February 24, 2022
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Truespeed strengthens senior management team with new director of marketing & sales

The former head of acquisition at communications giant O2 has joined Bath-based full fibre broadband provider Truespeed as its new director of marketing & sales. Melanie Hunter-Yell, pictured, will focus on enhancing Truespeed’s brand and engaging with customers as the firm continues on its mission of expanding its ultrafast network to underserved communities across...

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Go-ahead for Curo greenfield development in Frome after it reduces number of homes

February 24, 2022
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Go-ahead for Curo greenfield development in Frome after it reduces number of homes

Bath-headquartered housing association and developer Curo is to build nearly 200 homes on the outskirts of Frome after scaling back an earlier plan with 235. The firm, which manages more than 13,000 homes and is builds hundreds of new properties a year, has been granted detailed planning permission by Mendip District Council to build 198...

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Global law firm’s brief for Interaction to create one of the UK’s greenest and best designed offices

February 23, 2022
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Global law firm’s brief for Interaction to create one of the UK’s greenest and best designed offices

Bath-based workplace design-and-build consultancy Interaction has landed a multi million-pound contract to design international law firm Osborne Clarke’s new flagship office in Bristol. Interaction, which describes itself as on a mission to banish boring workplaces, will fit-out the interior of the new showpiece building, set to be one of the UK’s greenest office schemes...

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Guests check in to Bath’s latest – and largest – hotel as developer shrugs off impact of pandemic

February 18, 2022
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Guests check in to Bath’s latest – and largest – hotel as developer shrugs off impact of pandemic

Bath’s newest hotel, the Hampton by Hilton Bath City, welcomed its first guests this week, becoming the latest in a flurry of new openings that have greatly increased the availability of rooms in the city. The seven-storey, 220-bedroom hotel, pictured, built on the site of Bath College’s landmark Ralph Allen Building on James Street...

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Boost for CBRE’s retail investment and development teams in region as trio of experts join

February 18, 2022
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Boost for CBRE’s retail investment and development teams in region as trio of experts join

Global real estate advisor CBRE has strengthened its West of England-based UK development and retail investment teams with three new appointments. Director James Blundell and associate director Steph Passey, who both joined from rival firm’s Cushman & Wakefield’s Bristol office, are now part of CBRE’s UK development and residential capital markets team.  Meanwhile Richard...

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Bath’s first new council homes in 30 years under construction as city looks to ease housing crisis

February 17, 2022
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Bath’s first new council homes in 30 years under construction as city looks to ease housing crisis

Work is underway on the first socially rented council homes in the city for nearly three decades. The Victorian building on Newbridge Hill, formerly used as council offices, is being converted into seven, one and two-bed apartments as one of the first steps in the city’s new council house building programme. The apartments are...

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