Property

New chair appointed to The Prince’s Trust regional development committee

May 14, 2019
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New chair appointed to The Prince’s Trust regional development committee

The Prince’s Trust has appointed Andrew Billingham as chair of its South West Development Committee (SWDC). Andrew, who is managing director of YTL Arena Bristol, has been SWDC vice-chair for four years. He will take over from Mike Beesley, the CEO of Bristol-based recruitment group RSG who set up the SWDC in 2015.  The...

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Innovative ‘later living’ housing concept to be launched in Bath after L&G buys Homebase site

May 13, 2019
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Innovative ‘later living’ housing concept to be launched in Bath after L&G buys Homebase site

Finance giant Legal & General is to launch a pioneering retirement village concept in Bath in a move it says will go some way to easing the city’s housing crisis linked to its ageing population. L&G has bought the 4.5-hectare former Homebase site off Pines Way from owner British Land in a £13.5m deal...

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Bath ecological consultancy on track for growth following takeover by larger group

May 13, 2019
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Bath ecological consultancy on track for growth following takeover by larger group

Bath-based ecological consultancy Biocensus, which supplies experts for major infrastructure projects such as new railway lines, has been acquired by a fast-growing environmental and engineering consultancy in what it described as a “game-changing” move for the fast-growing sector. The takeover by RSK Group means Biocensus, which supplies experts in subjects such as protected species...

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Top workplace award for Pukka Herbs’ ‘relaxing and playful’ head office

May 13, 2019
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Top workplace award for Pukka Herbs’ ‘relaxing and playful’ head office

Ethical tea firm Pukka Herbs’ Keynsham head office has been named as one of the best workplaces in the South of England. Judges for the annual British Council for Offices' (BCO) regional awards described Herb House – part of the former Cadbury’s chocolate factory development at Somerdale – as having “restorative, relaxing and playful...

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Bath Youth Hostel stays ahead of the market following record £2.55m upgrade

May 13, 2019
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Bath Youth Hostel stays ahead of the market following record £2.55m upgrade

The future of Bath Youth Hostel has been secured for the next generation of visitors to the city through a £2.55m investment – the largest ever in the South West by leading youth charity YHA (England and Wales). The funding has transformed the main Youth Hostel building – a Grade II-listed Italian-style mansion Bathwick...

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Pair of senior appointments boost CBRE’s South West office

May 7, 2019
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Pair of senior appointments boost CBRE’s South West office

Global real estate advisor CBRE has strengthened its South West office by appointing new heads of its office agency and industrial & logistics teams. Richard Kidd has joined as head of office agency across South West and South Wales, while Philip Cranstone will head the industrial & logistics team. Richard arrives from GVA (now...

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Lib Dems promise action on transport and the environment after snatching B&NES from Tories

May 3, 2019
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Lib Dems promise action on transport and the environment after snatching B&NES from Tories

The Liberal Democrats have gained control of Bath & North East Somerset Council following yesterday’s local elections, ousting the Conservatives as its largest party and potentially triggering major changes in policy on transport, housing, the environment and the economy. The Lib Dems gained 20 seats, overturning the Conservatives’ seven-strong majority. The political make-up of...

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Opportunity knocks for business space on popular industrial estate

May 3, 2019
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Opportunity knocks for business space on popular industrial estate

A rare chance to move into a business unit on a popular industrial estate has come about six months after it became full. The Woodland Industrial Estate in Westbury, owned by Bath-based commercial property firm HPH, became fully let last November when independent Land Rover and Range Rover specialist Broad Lane Land Rovers relocated...

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Interaction powers ahead with new Good Energy head office design

April 26, 2019
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Interaction powers ahead with new Good Energy head office design

Renewable power firm Good Energy has commissioned Bath-based office design and build experts Interaction to work on its new headquarters. Fast-growing Good Energy is to start construction work later this year on the 31,748 sq ft building in Chippenham, which will house its 300-plus workforce and have space for an additional 100 staff it...

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Tesla and Royal Crescent Hotel in drive to attract electric vehicle owners with free charging service

April 26, 2019
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Tesla and Royal Crescent Hotel in drive to attract electric vehicle owners with free charging service

Bath’s iconic Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa has launched a partnership with Tesla Motors, giving guests exclusive access to three charging points for sustainable electric cars. The move, in line with Tesla’s mission to accelerate the world’s transition to clean energy, makes the five-star hotel the first in Bath to offer the recharging service....

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