Property

Bath structural engineer takes over as chair of Women in Property’s South West group

March 3, 2022
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Bath structural engineer takes over as chair of Women in Property’s South West group

Influencing and networking organisation Women in Property has elected Alice Brook, an associate structural engineer at Bath-headquartered consulting engineers Buro Happold, as its new South West chair. Alice, pictured, replaces Sophie Endacott, a senior valuation surveyor in Avison Young’s Bristol office, in the year-long role.  Women in Property, which was established in 1987, is committed to...

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Further expansion for Truespeed’s network as it ventures into North Somerset for first time

March 3, 2022
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Further expansion for Truespeed’s network as it ventures into North Somerset for first time

Bath-based full fibre broadband provider Truespeed has added two more towns to its growing network as it makes its debut in North Somerset. The firm, which is on a mission to connect underserved communities across the South West, has started rolling out its gigabit broadband service to Portishead and Clevedon, taking it to the...

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Curo staff get ready to fundraise after selecting Bath City Farm as their charity of the year

March 1, 2022
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Becky with Alison from Bath City Farm

Bath City Farm has been chosen by employees of housing association and developer Curo as their charity of the year for 2022. The farm, which is set in over 37 acres in Twerton and is home to chickens, goats & pigs, provides education, environment conservation, support for people who have mental health issues, living...

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Pioneering project will plug into Bath’s hot spa water to heat city’s new heritage centre

March 1, 2022
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Pioneering project will plug into Bath’s hot spa water to heat city’s new heritage centre

An innovative scheme to use the Roman Baths’ naturally hot spa water to heat surrounding buildings, including the soon-to-open World Heritage Centre, is entering its final phase. Heat harvested from hot water in the King’s Spring will be used in the centre on York Street, which is due to launch this spring, along with...

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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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