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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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Swindon ranked among England’s economic hotspots with potential for more growth

September 8, 2014
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Swindon ranked among England’s economic hotspots with potential for more growth

Swindon has been named as one of England’s leading centres for economic growth outside of London, underpinning the town’s burgeoning reputation as hub for innovation. Swindon ranks as joint seventh for economic and demographic expansion over the past eight years, according to a new report analysing the performance of English towns and cities. And...

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Power of partnership celebrated as Rombourne and HNS reach 10-year milestone

September 5, 2014
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Power of partnership celebrated as Rombourne and HNS reach 10-year milestone

Rombourne Serviced Offices, which recently opened a base in Swindon, is celebrating a successful, decade-long partnership with its IT network supplier Hub Network Services (HNS). Ten years ago Rombourne had four business centres in Cardiff and Bristol. Now the high-end serviced office provider has nine, including two in Newport and its recently-opened Kingston House...

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Chippenham shopping centre sold for £16.3m

September 3, 2014
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Chippenham shopping centre sold for £16.3m

Chippenham’s Borough Parade shopping mall, which has brought retailers such as Waitrose and Argos to the town, has been sold for £16.3m. The 82,000 sq ft retail centre has been bought by London-based property investment firm Development Securities from joint owners Clearbell Capital and Tristan Capital Partners. Borough Parade, which is anchored by Waitrose...

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North Wiltshire van centre drives on to market

September 1, 2014
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North Wiltshire van centre drives on to market

A former commercial vehicle sales centre and workshop on a high-profile site south of Swindon has come onto the market. Previously operated as the M4 Van Centre, the two-storey, 4,500 sq ft vehicle workshop and office building in Broad Hinton is being let through the Swindon office of commercial property consultants Alder King. The...

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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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