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Bath’s Combe Down mine legacy project to get under way later this month

August 13, 2012
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Bath’s Combe Down mine legacy project to get under way later this month

Work on a new stone mining heritage centre in Combe Down, Bath, and construction of some of the greenest new homes in they city are due to begin over the coming weeks. The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has agreed a contract for its development partner Cox to begin working on the first stages...

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Established care home sold to new entrant to the residential healthcare sector

August 8, 2012
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Established care home sold to new entrant to the residential healthcare sector

Beechcroft House care home in Midsomer Norton has been bought by Paul Nery for his first venture into the sector. Previous owners the Thomas Family sold the detached property, which is one a large plot with attractive residents' gardens, to retire from healthcare. The sale was handled by the Bristol Office of property agents,...

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Bath’s GW Railway heritage fast-tracked to protected status

August 1, 2012
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Brunel’s iron footbridge in Bath’s Sydney Gardens, Box Tunnel near Corsham and the stone Pixash Lane Bridge near Saltford, are among more than 40 historic railway buildings and structures on the Great Western main line to be safeguarded by the Government. The Sydney Gardens footbridge has been upgraded to Grade II*, the second-highest level...

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Further fall in house prices as recession hits home, Nationwide survey reveals

August 1, 2012
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House prices fell at their fastest annual rate for nearly three years last month, the latest survey from Nationwide building society showed this morning. Prices have now declined in four of the past five months, the Swindon-based lender said. The fall of 0.7% in July means prices are now 2.6% lower than they were...

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Property: Plentiful parking will drive interest in Bath office, say agents

July 17, 2012
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Property: Plentiful parking will drive interest in Bath office, say agents

A rare opportunity to buy a large office building with plenty of parking on Bath's outskirts has come about due to relocation by two major firms in the city. Lawrence House, a prominent 1970s building on Lower Bristol Road, has come on the market following accountants Bishop Fleming’s move next door to Minerva House...

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Couple bring classic sweet treats to Bath with their third city outlet

July 17, 2012
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Bath entrepreneurs Poppy and Mark Powell have launched their third specialist cafe in the city. Knickerbockerglory, at 15-16 Pulteney Bridge, offers an array of sweet treats from traditional British desserts such as Eton mess to banana splits and, of course, knickerbocker glories. Other favourites include giant waffles served with West Country ice cream and fresh...

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Bath landscape architects toast opening of their £500m garden project

July 10, 2012
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Bath landscape architects toast opening of their £500m garden project

A world-class British design team led by Bath-based landscape architects Grant Associates is celebrating the opening to the public of the first phase of Singapore’s dramatic £500m Gardens by the Bay project. One of the largest garden projects of its kind in the world, it will ultimately cover 101 hectares of reclaimed land in...

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Bath brewery Abbey Ales develops taste for city centre pubs

June 28, 2012
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Bath brewery Abbey Ales develops taste for city centre pubs

Independent brewery Abbey Ales is seeking to add to its four-strong chain of Bath city centre pubs as refurbishment work on its latest acquisition nears completion. The Trinity, on James Street West near Kingsmead Square, is being fitted out as a traditional pub – taking it back to its former glory – but adding...

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Major redevelopment planned for Chippenham’s former industrial heart

June 28, 2012
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Plans for the biggest redevelopment project for generations in Chippenham – including the town’s massive former Westinghouse site – are being drawn up following an agreement between two development companies. Property management and development companies Aberdeen Property UK Retail Parks Trust and Ashtenne Industrial Fund have formed the partnership to redevelop a 54-acre site...

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Upmarket hotel group hand picks Bailbrook House as its first in the West

June 27, 2012
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Bailbrook House Hotel in Bath is to undergo an extensive refurbishment programme over the next two years following its acquisition by the Hand Picked Hotels group. The Grade-II*-listed, three-star hotel was acquired from investor clients of real estate advisory company Delancey for an undisclosed sum. Set in 20 acres of gardens, it has 78...

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