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Organisers of inaugural World Green City Awards tap into expertise of Bath architect

May 4, 2022
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Organisers of inaugural World Green City Awards tap into expertise of Bath architect

A director of Bath-headquartered international landscape architecture practice Grant Associates been selected to sit on the technical panel for a major new award scheme championing the world’s greenest cities. Peter Chmiel, pictured, is among 23 multi-disciplinary experts from across the globe to be chosen to assess and score the entries received for the inaugural...

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Shortlist for prestigious tourism awards puts Bath hotels amongst the best in England

April 28, 2022
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Two Bath hotels are to compete against the best in the country in an awards scheme that celebrates tourism businesses across England that have delivered excellence during the past year. The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa and No 15 by GuestHouse Bath have been shortlisted in VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence.  The Royal Crescent will...

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Bath’s new World Heritage Centre aims to attract visitors to city as it recovers from the impact of Covid

April 28, 2022
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Bath’s new World Heritage Centre aims to attract visitors to city as it recovers from the impact of Covid

Bath’s visitor economy is to get a boost next month as it continues to recover from the impact of the pandemic with the opening of its new World Heritage Centre. The centre on York Street, which opens on 9 May, celebrates Bath’s unique cultural offering as UNESCO World Heritage Site and gives visitors an insight...

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Housing developer looking to bring metropolitan co-living/co-working concept to Bath

April 28, 2022
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Housing developer looking to bring metropolitan co-living/co-working concept to Bath

A warehouse site close to central Bath has been chosen for a pioneering co-living/co-working development aimed at young graduates and professionals. The scheme, pictured, the first of its kind in the city, would have 96 studio apartments on its upper storeys and business space on ground floor.  The developer behind the plan, London-based Kosy...

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Post-pandemic retail recovery triggers big take-up of vacant Bath city centre shop units

April 28, 2022
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Post-pandemic retail recovery triggers big take-up of vacant Bath city centre shop units

Bath’s city centre commercial property market is bouncing back from the impact of the pandemic with retailers, retaurants and leisure firms opening new units, according to research. Strong demand for units is coming from national and high-end independent retailers, breathing new life into the city centre, the Bath & North East Somerset (B&NES) Council...

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eFulfilment firm to create 400 jobs in new warehouse as its rapid expansion goes into overdrive

April 22, 2022
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eFulfilment firm to create 400 jobs in new warehouse as its rapid expansion goes into overdrive

More than 400 jobs are to be created by fast-growing eCommerce fulfilment company Huboo under its latest plan to open a major new warehouse. The Bath-founded firm, which increased its revenue by 124% in the year to January, is to occupy a new 106,000 sq ft building, close to junction 17 of the M4...

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Major traffic enforcement contract to monitor Bristol’s new Clean Air Zone won by transport firm

April 21, 2022
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Major traffic enforcement contract to monitor Bristol’s new Clean Air Zone won by transport firm

Specialist transport engineering firm SEA has been awarded a major contract for its traffic safety and enforcement system by Bristol City Council as it prepares to launch its Clean Air Zone in September. SEA, which has its headquarters at Beckington, near Frome, is to install 49 of its ROADflow Fusion cameras at key locations...

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Fourth acquisition for Buro Happold as it presses ahead with plans to double in size

April 21, 2022
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Fourth acquisition for Buro Happold as it presses ahead with plans to double in size

Bath-headquartered global engineering consultancy Buro Happold has acquired a firm specialising in planning and designing laboratories for the science and higher education sectors.   The takeover of London-based Abell Nepp is part of a new ambitious growth strategy at Buro Happold, whose CEO James Bruce last year announced plans to double in size of business...

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New investment for Bath boutique hotel under group rebrand that pays tribute to former owner

April 8, 2022
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New investment for Bath boutique hotel under group rebrand that pays tribute to former owner

Bath’s Francis Hotel is to receive investment to improve the experience for its guests as part of a rebranding exercise at its parent company. The 98-room boutique hotel, pictured, on Queen Square is one of three venues that previously operated under the MGallery Accor brand which will now become part of the newly formed...

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£3.3m secured from government to expand WECA’s Skills Bootcamps scheme

April 8, 2022
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£3.3m secured from government to expand WECA’s Skills Bootcamps scheme

A successful Skills Bootcamp programme for the unemployed and those seeking to change their career is to be extended following the allocation of £3.3m in new government funding. The money, which will enable a further 1,200 learners to take part in the scheme across the West of England, was secured by Metro Mayor Dan...

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