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Another top award nomination for regeneration of derelict former council office block

August 4, 2021
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Another top award nomination for regeneration of derelict former council office block

The transformation of a former 1960s council office building into high-end apartments has been shortlisted for a second prestigious property award in as many months. Riverside View, pictured, in Keynsham had been derelict for three years when Bath & North East Somerset Council’s specialist housebuilding company Aequus took possession following the relocation of council staff.  The...

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Boost for Bath’s health tourism industry as city does the double with second World Heritage listing

July 30, 2021
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Boost for Bath’s health tourism industry as city does the double with second World Heritage listing

Bath’s tourism sector and its heritage conservation are set for a timely shot in the arm following the city achieving its second World Heritage listing. Bath, along with 10 other historic spa towns, secured the much-coveted UNESCO status as members of the ‘Great Spa Towns of Europe’. The decision by the 44th UNESCO World...

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New high for Bath’s Grant Associates with pioneering Australian vertical garden project

July 30, 2021
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New high for Bath’s Grant Associates with pioneering Australian vertical garden project

Bath-based landscape design practice Grant Associates is to work on another major project in Australia – a groundbreaking development that will include the world’s tallest vertical garden. The Southbank by Beulah scheme will feature a dual skyscraper in Melbourne’s fastest- growing and most densely populated suburb.  It will be the first project in the city...

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Transforming council offices into high-end apartments puts developer in running for top award

July 29, 2021
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Transforming council offices into high-end apartments puts developer in running for top award

Housing construction and development company Aequus, which was set up by Bath & North East Somerset Council to create sustainable homes that meet local demand, has been shortlisted for a prestigious award for its redevelopment of the council’s former offices in Keynsham. The 1960s building had been derelict for three years when Aequus took...

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Bath Business Blog: Rob Brown, tax partner, Milsted Langdon. Changes to taxation seem increasingly likely

July 28, 2021
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Bath Business Blog: Rob Brown, tax partner, Milsted Langdon. Changes to taxation seem increasingly likely

To date, the government has spent more than £372bn on the nation’s response to Covid-19 and while much of the financial support on offer is due to end in a few months’ time, the spiralling costs have had a heavy hit on the public finances. That is why we are calling on taxpayers to...

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We’re ready to support ambitious firms to grow, LDC South West team says as opportunities return

July 27, 2021
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We’re ready to support ambitious firms to grow, LDC South West team says as opportunities return

The South West team of LDC, the leading mid-market private equity firm, is predicting significant growth and investment opportunities for small and mid-sized businesses over the coming year as the regional economy recovers from the pandemic. The team completed three deals in the first half of this year with a combined enterprise value of...

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£4m transformation of Bath office block aims to make it magnet for high-quality employers

July 23, 2021
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£4m transformation of Bath office block aims to make it magnet for high-quality employers

One of Bath’s largest office buildings is to be upgraded to take account of new ways of working post-Covid. Royal Mead, pictured, next to Bath Spa station, will provide 24,700 sq ft of Grade A accommodation when work is completed in April next year.  The building’s owners described the £4m work as a “comprehensive...

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Historic Bath laundry firm to relocate out of city to meet its expansion plans

July 23, 2021
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Historic Bath laundry firm to relocate out of city to meet its expansion plans

Long-established Bath business Regency Laundry, which has provided fresh linen to some of the area’s top hotels for more than 140 years, is to leave the city after outgrowing its current site. The firm is to relocate to Corsham, where it has signed a deal to take over three buildings on an industrial estate. ...

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Beer and cider festival latest event to be staged at major site ahead of redevelopment

July 22, 2021
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Beer and cider festival latest event to be staged at major site ahead of redevelopment

The site of a major town centre regeneration will host a craft beer and cider festival next month featuring up to 60 regional beers and ciders, plus street food and live music. The event will be against the backdrop of the historic buildings at Innox Mills, the 10-acre brownfield site in Trowbridge set to...

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Charity calls on food firms to hand over any surplus to help feed hungry kids this summer

July 22, 2021
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Charity calls on food firms to hand over any surplus to help feed hungry kids this summer

Bath’s food businesses are being urged not to bin their surplus produce but to redirect it to FareShare Southwest, the region’s largest food redistribution charity, as it gears up to prevent children going hungry during the school holidays. The food will help the charity, whose mission is to fight hunger while tackling food waste,...

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