Accountants get on their bikes to boost School in a Bag charity

July 11, 2014
Accountants get on their bikes to boost School in a Bag charity

Nineteen staff from accountants Old Mill are cycling between the firm’s five offices today and tomorrow to raise money for Somerset charity School in a Bag. Having set out from the Melksham office this morning, they have cycled to the Wells office and then on to the Yeovil – a trip of around 62...

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Southampton regeneration project win for Bath landscape architecture firm Grant Associates

July 11, 2014
Southampton regeneration project win for Bath landscape architecture firm Grant Associates

Bath-based award-winning landscape architecture firm Grant Associates has been appointed to design the public realm for the £70m leisure-led regeneration scheme Watermark WestQuay in Southampton. Inspired by tidal mudflats, the strata in which Southampton was first built, Grant Associates’ landscape design will have four key components: a plaza bringing a new open space for...

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Bath tech firm Actual Experience strengthens board with appointment of former OFT chief

July 11, 2014

Former Office of Fair Trading and Oftel director general Sir Bryan Carsberg has joined fast-growing Bath-based tech firm Actual Experience as a non-executive director. Sir Bryan, one of the leading figures in the UK communications industry, has held board positions with Cable & Wireless, Inmarsat and RM. He has been instrumental in introducing competition...

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Environment Agency awards £9m flood defence contract to Bath software firm IPL

July 11, 2014

IPL, the Bath-based software and IT services company IPL, has been awarded a £9m framework contract by the Environment Agency to implement a new system to manage the upkeep of its flood and coastal defence assets. The four-year programme, secured with Bristol-based Manhattan Atrium, will enable the Environment Agency to focus more funds on...

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Buildings of the future to be tested at pioneering University of Bath research centre

July 11, 2014
Buildings of the future to be tested at pioneering University of Bath research centre

The University of Bath is to open an innovative research centre that will play a leading role in developing low carbon construction materials for use in the buildings of the future. The £1m project, called HIVE, will be the first of its kind in the UK. Funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research...

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Planning practice Nash Partnership lands another award for its Cheltenham regeneration scheme

July 11, 2014

Bath-based planning and design practice Nash Partnership has landed another award for its major urban regeneration project in Cheltenham. Hot on the heels of it winning a national Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Award, the St Pauls scheme scooped another RTPI accolade – this time for the South West region. The scheme, a consultation-led...

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