South West Property NewsAll the latest property news from the South West of England including Bristol, Swindon, Plymouth and all of Devon, Cornwall, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Dorset
DB Symmetry has announced that it is to speculatively build a new 217,000 sq ft logistics unit - the first of its multi-million pound development in Swindon revealed by Property Week in February.
Salmon Harvester and NFU Mutual have completed deals with Markel UK and MJ Mapp to take new leases at their recently completed £50m office development 2 Glass Wharf in Bristol.
Chancerygate has bought two sites in Bristol and Harlow for a combined GDV of £20m to take the company’s total pipeline to more than 2.2m sq ft.
Funds advised by Resolution Property have sold the 89,000-sq-ft landmark Colston Tower office building in Bristol to AEW for £17.5m.
Schroder REIT has sold a 31,785 sq ft office block in Bristol to the University of Bristol for £11.75m.
GVA has been appointed to market the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, known locally as The Min, in Bath.
LGIM Real Assets has secured planning permission for a 255-home build-to-rent scheme in Bristol city centre.
Bristol developer Cubex has secured the first BREEAM Outstanding ranking for an office building outside London under the latest assessment regime.
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A row over a new housing estate that would bridge one of the last remaining open spaces between the Hampshire towns of Havant and Emsworth shows no sign of abating.