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Withy King commits to Bath city centre with new lease

January 23, 2013
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Withy King commits to Bath city centre with new lease

Law firm Withy King has renewed its commitment to Bath city centre by signing a new lease on its office in Northumberland Buildings. The office is home to the firm’s private client practice, including wills, tax planning, estate management, residential property and family services. Lease negotiations were led by Philip Marshall, commercial partner and...

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Chippenham town centre retail units on the market

January 16, 2013
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Chippenham town centre retail units on the market

Two prominent retail units in Chippenham town centre are being marketed by property consultants Alder King.  The properties at 7 and 8 New Road provide mid-terrace ground floor accommodation in a busy central location and are available to let on new leases. Unit 8, occupied by Bridge Brasserie, has a 474 sq ft (44...

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Call for Bath property professionals to enter industry’s regional ‘Oscars’

January 16, 2013
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Property and construction professionals in the Bath area are being urged to follow in the footsteps of the teams behind the city’s Dyson Centre for Neo Natal Care and Batheaston Primary School who last year landed two of the South West’s leading building awards. The neo natal centre and school were category winners in...

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National Trust moves staff to new Bristol base ahead of sale of historic home

January 8, 2013
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National Trust moves staff to new Bristol base ahead of sale of historic home

The National Trust has relocated a team based at its Eastleigh Court base in Warminster to a new office near Bristol as it pursues plans to sell the 19th century listed building. The building, pictured right, will remain the home for the Trust's South West Wiltshire Hub in the short term while a permanent...

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Bath’s Gainsborough Hotel project awards £16.3m contract to Galliford Try

January 3, 2013
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Bath’s Gainsborough Hotel project awards £16.3m contract to Galliford Try

Housebuilding and construction group Galliford Try has won a £16.3m contract to build the 5-star Gainsborough Hotel in Bath by Malaysian group YTL Hotels. The project will involve redeveloping the Grade-II listed Gainsborough Building in the city centre and two other buildings into a 99 bedroom hotel with a health spa and conference facilities....

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Warehouse delivers jobs boost for distribution group Framptons

January 2, 2013
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Shepton Mallet-based Framptons Transport Services is to open a £5m, 85,000 sq ft distribution centre on the town’s outskirts as part of its collaboration with pet food supplier Crown Pet Foods of Castle Cary. The project has already created 50 jobs since the summer, taking Frampton’s workforce to more than 200. Once it is...

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Bath architects mark 25th anniversary by sponsoring city’s Literature Festival

January 2, 2013
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Bath architects mark 25th anniversary by sponsoring city’s Literature Festival

Nash Partnership, the Bath-based architectural practice, is to sponsor this year’s Independent Bath Literature Festival as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations. The practice, which also has an office in Bristol, was started in 1988 by Edward Nash and has grown over a quarter of a century to become one of the most respected...

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Bath Ales brings its Graze dining concept to city’s new Vaults development

December 12, 2012
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Bath Ales brings its Graze dining concept to city’s new Vaults development

Bath Ales has officially opened its flagship Graze Bar, Brewery & Chophouse in the city’s new Vaults development. At more than 5,000 sq ft and with capacity to serve 140 diners at a time, it is the independent brewer’s largest outlet yet. Graze Bath is also the first time the brewer has included a...

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Chippenham redevelopment project ‘vital to stop firms quitting town’

December 6, 2012
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Chippenham redevelopment project ‘vital to stop firms quitting town’

Firms could move out of Chippenham – taking with them much-needed jobs – if the future of the town’s major redevelopment area remains uncertain, local businesses are warning. The Central Chippenham Partnership (CCP), the consortium seeking to redevelop the high-profile 54-acre site, which includes the industrial area of Langley Park and the Hathaway Retail...

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Major planning victory for Bath architects Nash Partnership

November 28, 2012
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Major planning victory for Bath architects Nash Partnership

Bath-based architects and planning consultants Nash Partnership have secured outline planning consent on a major residential development near Cheltenham Racecourse – the largest it has handled in its 25 years in business. The practice was appointed in 2008 by Gloucestershire County Council, which owns the 12.2-hectare greenfield site at Starvehall Farm, Prestbury. Plans for...

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