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HAB housing development in Southmead Bristol
HAB housing development in Southmead Bristol

Business Leader Magazine looks at the latest property and construction news from across the South West…

HAB Housing and United Communities given approval for landmark Southmead housing development

Planning has been approved for the building of 161 homes in Southmead, Bristol.

Bristol City Council’s planning department has given the Elderberry Walk scheme the go-ahead after plans were submitted in September last year, with construction likely to start later this year.

The development will transform the former Dunmail Primary School site, currently owned by Bristol City Council, into an attractive residential location with green spaces and community areas.  The buildings have been carefully designed following consultation with local residents, with an energy efficient and sustainable approach.  The new homes will be a combination of one- and two-bedroom apartments, and two, three- and four-bed houses.

Success of Apollo Park justifies Chancerygate’s decision to build speculatively

The decision to build the speculative Apollo Park scheme in Bristol, where only four units now remain, has been hailed by a leading industrial and logistics expert.

Tim Davies, the Bristol-based head of South West Industrial & Logistics for real estate advisor Colliers International, said the success of Apollo Park underlined the vision of developer Chancerygate in deciding to build the 6.5 acre industrial estate in Yate.

He said: “There is a new significance to Chancerygate’s visionary decision to develop Apollo Park on a speculative basis, as this modern distribution facility brings much-needed industrial space to the Bristol area at a time when there is a regional and national shortage.”

Unit 5 at Apollo Park was recently let to Colonna Coffee, and Units 6-7 and Units 8-9 are under offer. The entire 60,000 sq ft second phase was sold off plan to timber import and distribution company James Latham; Unit 10 was sold to Jackson Lift Group; and the two largest units in Phase One, Units 11 and 12, have been let to elite performance cycle company Saddleback.

Nash Partnership brings heritage expertise to Redland High School renovation

Nash Partnership has been appointed by Kersfield to provide architecture services for the heritage element of the proposed regeneration of Redland High School in Bristol. The plans propose a new residential development to provide 43 new homes by adapting and restoring the existing buildings along with a small element of new build development.

Working in collaboration with AWW, who are providing masterplanning and architecture for the north of the site, the team at Nash Partnership brings extensive heritage expertise to ensure the sensitive conversion and adaption of the main house, pavilions and associated buildings. This includes the restoration of Redland Court, a Grade II* listed mansion house, which will be sensitively sub-divided to form four new dwellings.

Happy Days Nurseries continue to spread their happiness across the region

Happy Days Nurseries have expanded into Dorset and Gloucestershire following the opening of a new centre in Poole in June and exchanging contracts on new centres in both Bath, Cheltenham and Weston Super Mare.

The nursery first started in Cornwall in 1991 and now has 18 centres located throughout the south west. In the past twelve months, advised by Hartnell Taylor Cook LLP, they have successfully opened new nurseries in Thornbury, Cheswick Village and Almondsbury, all within Greater Bristol.

Largest deal done at the Office Quarter on Bath Business Park

Burston Cook and joint agents Colliers International have recently secured a tenant for 5,580 sq ft of modern office accommodation at Bath Business Park, making this the largest office deal to take place this year at the Office Quarter on Bath Business Park

The self-contained office has been let to Independent Health Group who are a privately-run health group, established in 2004, who strive to provide high quality NHS care.

Colonna Coffee joins one of Bristol’s newest speculative industrial developments  

One of Bristol’s newest speculative industrial developments has welcomed a new tenant, Colonna Coffee. The move has seen Colonna Coffee, a coffee roaster previously based in Corsham, Wiltshire, relocate to Yate on the outskirts of Bristol to take 4,923 sq. ft. of space in an end of terrace unit at Apollo Park.

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