Property

Late payment adds to woes of West building firms as downturn continues

May 16, 2013
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Nearly a third of West construction firms are at risk of failure in the next 12 months, according to new research. This compares to 25.7% of businesses at risk across all sectors in the region and comes on the back of a fall in UK construction output in the first quarter of this year....

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Stagnant housing market impacts on Bath Building Society

May 3, 2013
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Annual pre-tax profits fell by 4.5% to £2.2m at Bath Building Society last year as it was hit by continued tough market conditions. A stuttering economy, weak demand for housing finance, flat house prices and continued levels of record-low interest rates combined to create one of the most challenging periods in its 110-year history,...

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Energy-efficient homes completed by Bath firm Halsall Construction

April 23, 2013
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Energy-efficient homes completed by Bath firm Halsall Construction

Bath-based specialist building contractor Halsall Construction has completed two zero-carbon homes that produce more energy than they use for housing association Alliance Homes, the first in North Somerset. The three-bedroom houses in Portishead were commissioned as a practical trial of low and zero-carbon technologies and construction in everyday use by their service teams and...

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New associates given roles to build business at Bath architects Stubbs Rich

April 22, 2013
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New associates given roles to build business at Bath architects Stubbs Rich

Bath-based architect practice Stubbs Rich has promoted Garry Davies and Andy Battle to become associates. Both have worked at Stubbs Rich for more than six years, contributing to its success by designing and completing major projects for some of its long-standing clients. In his new role, Garry will work on the more technically challenging...

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Bath architects toast work on new neighbourhood for Cheltenham

April 18, 2013
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Bath architects toast work on new neighbourhood for Cheltenham

Bath architecture and planning consultancy Nash Partnership is celebrating the completion of an affordable housing scheme in the heart of another Regency town – Cheltenham. Nash led the masterplan for Cheltenham Borough Council to redevelop the St Paul’s district of the town, incorporating new and old accommodation with the aim of regenerating the area...

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Property: Major event for West landlords to be staged next week

April 12, 2013
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Property: Major event for West landlords to be staged next week

The biggest free annual get-together for West landlords, Landlord Expo, takes place next Thursday from noon until 7pm. The event, sponsored by estate agents Andrews, features more than 80 exhibitors ranging from local authority stands to letting agents, financial experts, trades people and suppliers. Held at the University of the West of England Exhibition...

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Housing developers snap up Bath’s former MoD sites

April 10, 2013
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Housing developers snap up Bath’s former MoD sites

Three major former Ministry of Defence sites around Bath have been sold for development in a move that could eventually lead to the construction of more than 1,000 homes. The land at Foxhill, Warminster Road and Ensleigh was put up for sale by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) – the MoD’s property and services...

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Two new arrivals boost Bath law firm Stone King’s property department

April 9, 2013
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Two new arrivals boost Bath law firm Stone King’s property department

Bath law firm Stone King has appointed experienced lawyers Amanda Watts and Jo Boyle to its growing residential property team. Amanda, pictured, right, with Stone King’s managing partner Steven Greenwood, joins the firm, which also has offices in Melksham, Cambridge and London, from Hertfordshire legal practice Nockolds where she was a partner in its...

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New focus for Women in Property following election of new West chairman

April 9, 2013
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New focus for Women in Property following election of new West chairman

Women in Property, the networking and professional development organisation, is to stage events in Bath and Chippenham as well as other areas across the South West as part of a new focus following the election of a new regional chairman. Naomi Chesterman, an associate in the property litigation team at Bristol law firm Veale...

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Former council HQ fully let again after NHS signs property deal

March 27, 2013
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Former council HQ fully let again after NHS signs property deal

The NHS is to take office space in Bewley House, Chippenham, in a deal that means the former headquarters of North Wiltshire District Council is fully occupied again. Wiltshire NHS Primary Care Trust has signed a 10-year lease with Bewley House owners, based-based HPH Commercial Property, for the entire first floor of the building....

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