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New-look water tower demonstrates UTC Swindon’s high ambitions for town’s engineering future

August 29, 2014
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New-look water tower demonstrates UTC Swindon’s high ambitions for town’s engineering future

Part of Swindon’s proud industrial heritage has been given a new lease of life by the town’s soon-to-open University Technical College (UTC). The iconic water tower, which forms part of the UTC’s historic Bristol Street site on the edge of the Railway Village, has been newly restored ahead of the opening of the college...

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Property deal puts car dealership on the road to further growth

August 21, 2014
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Property deal puts car dealership on the road to further growth

Chippenham Motor Company is to accelerate its expansion plans after acquiring the freehold of its headquarters on the town’s Bumpers Farm industrial estate. The firm, established in 1996, bought the 29,000 sq ft building for what it described as a “significant seven figure sum”. Funding was provided by Barclays. Chippenham Motor Company supplies thousands...

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Swindon’s Regent Circus sold for £40.5m to the owners of The Parade shopping centre

August 20, 2014
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Swindon’s Regent Circus sold for £40.5m to the owners of The Parade shopping centre

Swindon’s yet-to-open Regent Circus leisure and retail development has been sold for £40.5m – nearly £8m more than the price it was on the market for. The new owner is Guernsey-based property investment company UK Commercial Property Trust (UKCPT), which also owns Swindon’s The Parade shopping centre. As revealed by Swindon Business News earlier...

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£8.6m terminal extension unveiled for Bristol Airport as it looks to bring back direct US flights

August 12, 2014
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£8.6m terminal extension unveiled for Bristol Airport as it looks to bring back direct US flights

Bristol Airport this afternoon announced a £8.6m extension of its terminal – the first major expansion of the building since it opened in 14 years ago. The scheme forms the latest stage of a large-scale, phased development at the airport which will lift capacity from 6m to 10m passengers a year. Bosses also hope...

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Exclusive: Regent Circus up for sale for £32.8m months ahead of opening

August 7, 2014
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Exclusive: Regent Circus up for sale for £32.8m months ahead of opening

Swindon’s Regent Circus leisure and retail development has gone on the market with a £32.8m price tag months before it is due to open. Building work on the 97,000 sq ft scheme, which includes a six-screen cinema, seven restaurants and a Morrisons supermarket, is expected to finish within the next couple of months. It...

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Latchways grapples with mixed global trading conditions but sees signs of UK construction upturn

August 7, 2014
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Latchways grapples with mixed global trading conditions but sees signs of UK construction upturn

Tough trading conditions in Europe are continuing to dog Latchways, the specialist safety harnessing firm which sells its products to the building, maintenance and utility industries – although it says it has seen what could be the first signs of an upturn in the UK construction sector. The Devizes-based firm, which reported a 34%...

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Boutique chain to open unit in Marlborough’s popular Hughenden Yard

August 7, 2014
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Boutique chain to open unit in Marlborough’s popular Hughenden Yard

Upmarket women’s and menswear retailer Brocks is to open a branch in Marlborough after taking a unit in the town’s Hughenden Yard scheme. The letting by Swindon property agent Kilpatrick & Co means only one unit is left available in Hughenden Yard. Brocks, which already has shops in Stow-on-the-Wold, Cirencester and Bath, is now...

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LSH targeting South West’s public sector for growth following strategic appointment in region

August 5, 2014
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LSH targeting South West’s public sector for growth following strategic appointment in region

Commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) is expecting further growth for its West-based public sector division following the appointment of Jaime Blakeley-Glover as regional director. Jaime, pictured, who joined LSH in 2011, takes on the role alongside his current national position of consultancy director within public sector services. LSH has recruited seven staff...

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Welcome for Swindon and Wiltshire’s achievements in attracting foreign investment

July 31, 2014
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Welcome for Swindon and Wiltshire’s achievements in attracting foreign investment

Swindon and Wiltshire’s successes in attracting job-creating foreign inward investment has been welcomed by the leaders of the area’s Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Swindon Council and Wiltshire Council. Swindon Business News revealed last week that 10 new investment projects were started by overseas companies in 2013/14 in the LEP area, creating 186 jobs and...

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New Swindon external wall insulation specialist opens its doors for launch

July 31, 2014
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New Swindon external wall insulation specialist opens its doors for launch

Swindon start-up Amaroc, which is focussing on the fast-growing external wall insulation (EWI) and render trade, opens the doors to its new state-of-the-art showroom and training facility this Saturday. The firm, which recently opened the site on the River Ray Industrial, has also launched a new e-commerce website after forming partnerships with the leading...

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