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Public backing for council’s vision for Milsom Quarter and relocation of Fashion Museum

November 4, 2022
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Public backing for council’s vision for Milsom Quarter and relocation of Fashion Museum

Plans to redevelop part of central Bath as a destination for fashion and culture, including providing a new home for the city’s world-leading Fashion Museum, have won approval from the public. An informal consultation on the Milsom Quarter Masterplan held from May to July found strong support for the scheme, particularly for new homes...

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ReBalance Bath festival to boost city’s status as UK’s number one wellbeing destination

November 4, 2022
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ReBalance Bath festival to boost city’s status as UK’s number one wellbeing destination

Bath’s hospitality and tourism venues are being urged to take part in the city’s first official wellbeing festival next February which will underpin its global reputation as a centre for wellness. ReBalance Bath will take place in venues across the city for three weeks between 7and 23 February and will include a number of...

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Green light expected for key transport projects that prioritise bus, cycling and walking

November 4, 2022
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Green light expected for key transport projects that prioritise bus, cycling and walking

Sustainable transport schemes, including improved links between Bath and Bristol and Somer Valley, look set for approval  next week as part of a region-wide upgrade plan. Bath & North East Somerset Council (B&NES) has received £120m grant funding from the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) for the schemes, which aim to significantly improve...

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Major warehouse taken over by office furniture firm Herman Miller to meet expansion

November 2, 2022
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Major warehouse taken over by office furniture firm Herman Miller to meet expansion

Iconic office furniture maker Herman Miller, which has its UK headquarters in Melksham, is to take on additional distribution and space by occupying a major disused warehouse. The firm, best known for its instantly recognisable Aeron chair, is to occupy the 92,510 sq ft Consortium building on Trowbridge’s Canal Road Industrial Estate.  The near six-acre...

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Business West stalwart and champion of the region to step down from role after two decades

November 1, 2022
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Business West stalwart and champion of the region to step down from role after two decades

James Durie, an executive director of Business West – the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce – is to step down from his role after 21 years at the end of this year. James, pictured, who is also chief executive of the Bristol Chamber of Commerce and Initiative, is widely acknowledged as playing a significant role in the...

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More expansion in the pipeline for Truespeed with another £22m going into its network

November 1, 2022
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More expansion in the pipeline for Truespeed with another £22m going into its network

Truespeed, the Bath-based full fibre broadband provider, is to invest a further £22m in its network, extending it to new 12 areas in the West of England, including parts of Bath. The firm said the rollout was set to bring guaranteed speed, ultrafast and ultra-reliable broadband to a potential further 43,000 properties.  Truespeed has...

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Bath Rugby gets sale of land at Lambridge for new Lidl store over the line after review of its assets

October 28, 2022
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A section of the land owned by Bath Rugby at Lambridge alongside its training facilities has been sold to discount supermarket group Lidl GB for a new food store. At the same time, the Premiership club has also permanently transferred the training pitches and clubhouse at Lambridge to Bath RFC, securing the amateur club’s long-term...

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‘Cautious welcome’ to two new investment zones for Bath area but concerns remain over their impact

October 28, 2022
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‘Cautious welcome’ to two new investment zones for Bath area but concerns remain over their impact

Government plans to create two investment zones in Bath and North East Somerset aimed at boosting the economy have been given a cautious welcome by councillors amid concerns over their impact on the environment and local democracy. Two sites – Bath City Enterprise Zone, which includes the Bath Quays development and the Somer Valley...

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Bath’s status as a hub for ethical businesses boosted by property portal’s B Corp accreditation

October 28, 2022
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Bath’s status as a hub for ethical businesses boosted by property portal’s B Corp accreditation

Overseas property portal Kyero has become the latest Bath-based firm to gain the coveted B Corporation certification, strengthening the city’s reputation as a leading centre for businesses that pursue purpose as well as profit.  Kyero, which has more than 750,000 properties listed on its site, achieved the accolade after being certified by B Lab,...

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Show of strength by Bath hospitality businesses and tourism venues in regional awards

October 27, 2022
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Show of strength by Bath hospitality businesses and tourism venues in regional awards

Bath hotels, hospitality businesses and visitor attractions have again performed strongly on the shortlists for an annual regional tourism award scheme after dominating them in previous years. The Roman Baths and Pump Room has been shortlisted for three awards in the Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards – the same number as No.15 by...

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