Property

New placemaking charter aims for better-designed homes for region’s communities

August 4, 2022
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New placemaking charter aims for better-designed homes for region’s communities

An ambitious project calling for homes being built in Bath and across the West of England to be high quality, well-designed and affordable has been launched. The Placemaking Charter will bring together the region’s councils, including Bath & North East Somerset, and other public authorities, developers, communities and partners under a shared ambition to...

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Bath rainforest charity signs up city-based landscape architecture firm as corporate partner

August 4, 2022
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Grant Associates, the Bath-based international landscape architecture practice, has strengthened its commitment to supporting environmental and social change for the better by becoming a corporate partner of Rainforest Concern, the city-based charity. Rainforest Concern has helped protect more than 5m acres of rainforest since it was founded 28 years ago, with a wide range...

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New schemes and strong demand give Bath’s office and retail property sectors a bright future, says report

July 29, 2022
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New schemes and strong demand give Bath’s office and retail property sectors a bright future, says report

The outlook for Bath’s office and retail property markets remains strong, according to a new report, with one new and one refurbished office building coming on stream and strong demand from the national food and drink sector. According to regional commercial property agents Alder King’s latest Market Monitor, Bath’s office sector is, unusually, benefitting...

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Bath finance firms sign up to move into city’s first flagship office scheme for decades

July 29, 2022
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Bath finance firms sign up to move into city’s first flagship office scheme for decades

Two of Bath’s leading financial services firms are to take space in No.1 Bath Quays, the city’s first major new office development for more than a generation. Financial services consultancy and software provider Altus and chartered financial planning group Fidelius will be the first tenants in the showpiece 44,470 sq ft building, a key...

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Confidence levels among South West firms worst in UK as economic storm clouds gather

July 29, 2022
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Confidence levels among South West firms worst in UK as economic storm clouds gather

Companies in the South West are more gloomy about the economy and their own prospects than those in all other regions of the UK, according to a new survey. Business confidence in the region fell three percentage points to 11% during July, making it the least confident region in the UK for the second consecutive month, the...

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Interaction begins showpiece fit-out for global law firm in highly sustainable office building

July 28, 2022
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Interaction begins showpiece fit-out for global law firm in highly sustainable office building

Bath-based strategic workplace design company Interaction has started work on a project that is set to be one of the UK’s most sustainable offices. Interaction has been commissioned by international law firm Osborne Clarke to work on the fit-out of its new state-of-the-art Bristol base in the city’s landmark, green office building Halo.  When...

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Cost pressures stopping many firms from taking action on climate change, survey reveals

July 28, 2022
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Cost pressures stopping many firms from taking action on climate change, survey reveals

More than seven in 10 West of England firms consider climate change to be a core business issue for them but many admit they need help to do anything about it due to cost pressures. As a result, fewer than a quarter have taken concrete steps to reduce their impact, such as measuring their...

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New chief financial officer for Wincanton as logistics group looks to deliver more growth

July 28, 2022
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Wincanton

National logistics group Wincanton has appointed Tom Hinton as its new chief financial officer (CFO). Mr Hinton, pictured, joins the Chippenham-headquartered group on 15 August after nearly two years as CFO at London-based international mining and chemicals business WE Soda.  He has also worked in CFO roles for Infinis Energy and Domestic & General...

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New Business West chair says the organisation can make ‘a real difference to region’s economy’

July 21, 2022
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New Business West chair says the organisation can make ‘a real difference to region’s economy’

One of Bath’s best-known business figures, YTL UK chief executive officer Colin Skellett, has become chair of the regional business organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce. Business West is one of the UK’s most influential business leadership organisations, representing more than 21,000 businesses across the South West, including through its network of chambers of...

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Innovative fast-paced and occupier-ready workspace concept launched by Interaction

July 21, 2022
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Innovative fast-paced and occupier-ready workspace concept launched by Interaction

Interaction, the Bath-based strategic workplace design and build company, has started a new fast-turnaround workspace service to help landlords let their office space more quickly and profitably. Called Primed, the programme provides quality pre-fitted workspaces and ‘rentalised’ design options to help landlords, serviced office providers and co-working operators attract high-quality tenants.  Interaction has already...

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