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Earl of Wessex officially opens Swindon’s innovative building research centre

September 26, 2014
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Earl of Wessex officially opens Swindon’s innovative building research centre

Swindon’s pioneering research centre to test the energy efficiency of new building materials has been officially opened by Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex. Acting in his role as Chancellor of the University of Bath, Prince Edward toured the ground-breaking research facility at the Building Research Park at Wroughton Airfield and met academics and...

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Swindon office for fast-growing consultancy Hunter Page Planning

September 25, 2014
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Swindon office for fast-growing consultancy Hunter Page Planning

Independent planning consultancy Hunter Page Planning has opened an office in Swindon as it continues to win work along the M4 corridor. The Cheltenham-based firm said the new base, which is in the Pure Offices centre at Kembrey Business Park, will also strengthen ties with existing clients as well as prompting new relationships. The...

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Chippenham ranked with Oxford St and Kensington High St as UK’s best-performing shopping centres

September 25, 2014
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Chippenham ranked with Oxford St and Kensington High St as UK’s best-performing shopping centres

Chippenham has emerged as one of the UK’s most successful retail centres, with its number of vacant shop units less than half the national average. The town, which in recent years has attracted flagship stores such as Waitrose and Argos, appears as the best performer outside London in a table of 15 UK retail...

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Lambert Smith Hampton appoints new director of planning for South West

September 22, 2014
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Lambert Smith Hampton appoints new director of planning for South West

The South West office of national property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has appointed Marcus Plaw as director of planning as it continues to build its portfolio in the region. Marcus, pictured, joins from Colliers International where he was associate director. At LSH’s Bristol office he will provide a planning consultancy service across the...

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Four new recruits at DTZ in South West as market continues to recover

September 22, 2014
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Four new recruits at DTZ in South West as market continues to recover

Property consultancy DTZ has appointed four surveyors to its South West office. James Banks, Andrew Flower and Ben Johnson join the Bristol-based team as senior surveyors to the professional advisory services, rating and project & building consultancy teams respectively, while Sarah James-Nock joins as surveyor to the retail management team. James Banks is appointed...

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Swindon Business News partners with region’s biggest and most prestigious business exhibition

September 18, 2014
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Swindon Business News partners with region’s biggest and most prestigious business exhibition

Swindon Business News has teamed up with the region’s biggest business exhibition, Business Showcase South West, as it prepares to return for a second year.  Business Showcase South West 2015 (BSSW 2015) will build on the success of the inaugural event earlier this year which attracted nearly 2,000 attendees, exhibitors and big-name speakers including...

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Shrivenham Hundred Business Park office marketed by Alder King

September 18, 2014
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Shrivenham Hundred Business Park office marketed by Alder King

A refurbished office unit on the Shrivenham Hundred Business Park has come on the market for sale or rent. The business park, eight miles east of Swindon, is growing in popularity as the town’s office market continues to recover and vacant space is snapped up. Rents in the town centre are also rising again....

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Canadian firm takes control of Bristol Airport after it buys out co-owner

September 17, 2014
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Canadian firm takes control of Bristol Airport after it buys out co-owner

Bristol Airport has a new owner following a deal announced this week in which a Canadian pension fund bought out the airport’s Australian co-shareholder. Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, which already held a 50% stake in the airport, acquired the remaining 50% from Australian asset manager Macquarie Group. The airport, the UK’s ninth busiest, is...

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Swindon’s property market to go under the spotlight at seminar

September 16, 2014
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Swindon’s property market to go under the spotlight at seminar

Development opportunities in the residential and commercial property markets in and around Swindon will be highlighted at a seminar to be staged in the town next month. The free event is being held by Barclays with Withy King Solicitors, planning and development consultancy DPDS Consulting Group and accountants Morris Owen and will be suitable...

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New arrival at Swindon’s Station Square scheme is latest boost for town centre office market

September 12, 2014
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New arrival at Swindon’s Station Square scheme is latest boost for town centre office market

Swindon town centre’s premium office scheme Station Square is now almost fully let following the arrival of its latest tenant. Network engineering group Linbrooke Design Services, which works on telecommunications, power & electrical and security projects, has taken a new five-year lease on 2,444 sq ft (227 sq m) at Station Square. The firm...

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