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Below is a selection of recent press releases and market activity undertaken by Burston Cook

Well done Holly Tom and Charlie for helping raise £4500….

Holly, Tom and Charlie formed the Burston Cook team to compete in a gruelling Triathlon coming 5th out of 28 teams and raising £4500 for the Malcolm Gunter foundation in the process.

Well done Holly Tom and Charlie for helping raise £4500….
Well done Holly Tom and Charlie for helping raise £4500….

BC proud to support Rotary Golf Day’

‘We are delighted to support the Rotary Golf day to raise funds for the Jessie May Childrens Hospice at Home charity.”

Picture Charlie Kershaw ( Director BC) presents the BC shield to Debbie Rogan

BC proud to support Rotary Golf Day’

RETAIL - 7 NEW LETTINGS THROUGH BC

Despite the woes of High Street retail, small neighbourhood centres and parades thrive in many areas -

BC were brought in to turn around St Mary's Centre in Thornbury and following 7 new lettings, the centre is full and thriving...  Well done Holly.

RETAIL - 7 NEW LETTINGS THROUGH BC
RETAIL - 7 NEW LETTINGS THROUGH BC

BC scoop 3 awards at CoStar 2019 Property Awards

We are delighted to retain our position at the forefront of Bristol’s commercial property scene winning 2019 awards as most active agents in terms of sq ft and  number of disposals / acquisitions-

BC scoop 3 awards at CoStar 2019 Property Awards

IT’S OFFICIAL… BC ARE THE MOST ACTIVE AGENT AND DEAL MAKER IN BRISTOL

Based on all commercial property transactions in Bristol for the most recent calendar year 2018, Burston Cook are the most Active Agent in the city – and have won the Estates Gazette (EGI) 'Most Active Deal Maker' and 'Most Active Agent' Awards this year.

IT’S OFFICIAL… BC ARE THE MOST ACTIVE AGENT AND DEAL MAKER IN BRISTOL
IT’S OFFICIAL… BC ARE THE MOST ACTIVE AGENT AND DEAL MAKER IN BRISTOL

Kingdom Hall sells at a Kingly price...!

Following a beauty parade of agents, Burston Cook were instructed to sell the Kingdom Hall in Redland, Bristol.

Following 30 viewings in as many days, best bids were invited and a price 15 % over asking was achieved.

Kingdom Hall sells at a Kingly price...!

New lease renewal and rent review work gathers at a pace...

With significant rental growth throughout Bristol over the last 4 years or so, we are recording a significant increase in rent review work - most recently, we have received instructions on 7 retail units in Clifton, 4 retail units in BS1 and 12 offices throughout BS1 and BS8.

Prime Clifton HQ - 10,000 sq ft lease renewal agreed       Queen Square BS1 - Barristers Chambers - new lease agreed.

New lease renewal and rent review work gathers at a pace...
New lease renewal and rent review work gathers at a pace...

£500,000 - 'Life for a Cure'

We are delighted to announce that after 9 years of fundraising, with our latest donation, Michelle Bresnahan, founder of this amazing Charity has reached the milestone of raising £500,000 to raise awareness and much needed funds for research projects to find the ultimate vaccine against Meningitis B.  Please help us to help this amazing Charity save lives...

£500,000 - 'Life for a Cure'
£500,000 - 'Life for a Cure'

Netflix choose Burston Cook

News of Burston Cook has travelled over 5,000 miles, we received a phone call from LA, from Netflix who had been recommended to use our services…  We are delighted to confirm that Netflix has appointed us to advise them on acquiring a new production facility in the UK, focusing on central Bristol – great news for this great city.  Watch this space…

Burston Cook appointed as agents on Whitefriars

We are delighted to announce that we have been appointed as joint agents to act in connection with the future letting of this iconic central office building.

Whitefriars is one of Bristol’s largest office buildings, comprising 138,000 sq ft.

Burston Cook appointed as agents on Whitefriars

13,000 sq ft Acquisition at Bristol's landmark Electricity House via Burston Cook

In a significant transaction for Bristol city centre, Burston Cook have acquired the entire ground floor on behalf of clients for which consent has been granted for office use.  Refurbishment starts on site this spring and already terms have been agreed for the letting to an international office tenant. 

13,000 sq ft Acquisition at Bristol's landmark Electricity House via Burston Cook

Immediate Media secure new major office HQ through Burston Cook in one of Bristol's largest city office deals this year

We are delighted to confirm we acted for Immediate Media in securing their new HQ fronting onto Colston Avenue.  Eagle House, formally the unemployment office has been completely stripped and refurbished to the highest of standards to accommodate some 500 staff in a building now valued at around £18 m. 

Immediate Media secure new major office HQ through Burston Cook in one of Bristol's largest city office deals this year

Clifton Village flagship store

There was much speculation over the future use of this important corner site in Clifton Village following the closure of Natwest.  Burston Cook are delighted to have acquired the unit against stiff competition for Titcombe Bespoke for their flagship high end jewellers, breathing life into this strategic link between Princess Victoria Street and The Mall.  Photos below:-

 

Clifton Village flagship store
Clifton Village flagship store
Clifton Village flagship store

Berkeley square – burston cook transact two of the highest value office transactions in The Square

We are delighted to announce that we have recently handled two freehold transactions at numbers 1 Berkeley and 24 Berkeley Square to a combined value of c £2.5 m.

1 Berkeley Square has been purchased by an education consultancy who have moved into Bristol and No 24 Berkeley Square has been purchased and will be subject to a comprehensive refurbishment for use as an orthodontic surgery. 

Berkeley square – burston cook transact two of the highest value office transactions in The Square
Berkeley square – burston cook transact two of the highest value office transactions in The Square

BC NEW OFFICE REFURBISHMENT

Investing in our future, we have recently completed a comprehensive refurbishment of our offices to provide an outstanding working environment for our team. 

BC NEW OFFICE REFURBISHMENT
BC NEW OFFICE REFURBISHMENT
BC NEW OFFICE REFURBISHMENT

OVER £21,000 RAISED OR DONATED DIRECTLY BY BURSTON COOK

In the last year, Burston Cook supported more local Charities and causes with monies raised and donated directly by us exceeding £21,000.  Please help us continue this good work throughout the coming year...

OVER £21,000 RAISED OR DONATED DIRECTLY BY BURSTON COOK
OVER £21,000 RAISED OR DONATED DIRECTLY BY BURSTON COOK
OVER £21,000 RAISED OR DONATED DIRECTLY BY BURSTON COOK
OVER £21,000 RAISED OR DONATED DIRECTLY BY BURSTON COOK

Burston Cook contribute over £4500 to help Bristol’s poorest children

Proud sponsors of this years Lord Mayor's Gala dinner to help Bristol’s poorest children, Burston Cook contributed over £4500 in sponsorship and donations.

Burston Cook contribute over £4500 to help Bristol’s poorest children

Burston Cook are working with the new purchasers of St Michaels...

St Michaels, which was badly damaged by fire last year, will become a multifunctional space for all types of events as part of the restoration and will incorporate a museum in the crypt of this historic ancient Grade II* Listed building.

Burston Cook are advising Ian Johnson, an events and online publishing entrepreneur based in Clifton who is purchasing the building from the Diocese and was behind the recent restoration of The Clifton Observatory.

We will keep you posted on progress via our website blog…

Burston Cook are working with the new purchasers of St Michaels...

From this to this...How to transform offices

We have recently acted for Proctor & Stevenson in acquiring warehouse / workspace, which has been transformed to create an amazing and contemporary working environment…See below. 

From this to this...How to transform offices
From this to this...How to transform offices
From this to this...How to transform offices
From this to this...How to transform offices
From this to this...How to transform offices
From this to this...How to transform offices

Burston Cook continue to support Bristol sport (screen sponsors for Bristol Rugby and Bristol City FC) as seen on Sky TV and the Porsche Carrera Cup

Burston Cook continue to support Bristol sport (screen sponsors for Bristol Rugby and Bristol City FC) as seen on Sky TV and the Porsche Carrera Cup
Burston Cook continue to support Bristol sport (screen sponsors for Bristol Rugby and Bristol City FC) as seen on Sky TV and the Porsche Carrera Cup
Burston Cook continue to support Bristol sport (screen sponsors for Bristol Rugby and Bristol City FC) as seen on Sky TV and the Porsche Carrera Cup

Good news for Bristol food lovers

After a flurry of high profile closures in recent months, Bristol food lovers can look forward to the exciting new opening at Corner 77 in Stokes Croft from the team behind Bravas in Cotham Hill.  The indoor night food market and bar opening this Spring hopes to showcase talented food vendors and events in Bristol and looks to bring a fresh and friendly place for the Bristol community to eat, drink and host events. 

Why not also try The Florist cocktail bar and restaurant, opened in the former Goldbrick House 

The new Pasture restaurant opens in the old Byzantium opposite Redcliffe Church and has received rave reviews…

 

Bravas in Cotham Hill                                                                      The Florist, Park Street                                                 Pasture, Portwell Lane

Good news for Bristol food lovers
Good news for Bristol food lovers
Good news for Bristol food lovers

Did you know...The grisly past of Wapping Wharf Phase II

Did you know the Listed entrance to Wapping Wharf Phase II was once the main entrance to Bristol’s New Gaol, the roof of which was the platform for the Gallows upon which public executions were viewed by crowds along the Coronation Road and Cumberland Road…

Did you know...The grisly past of Wapping Wharf Phase II
Did you know...The grisly past of Wapping Wharf Phase II

Cliftons finest office HQ - Letting agreed to Farm Group within weeks of marketing...

Burston Cook are delighted to announce that after a targeted marketing campaign, Edgecumbe Hall totalling 10,000 sq ft of prime period offices fronting onto Clifton's Queens Road has been let to Farm Group Productions. 

Cliftons finest office HQ - Letting agreed to Farm Group within weeks of marketing...

Strong demand for Bristol's Old City Quarter with the following latest lettings...

We are delighted to announce the following recent lettings in this beautiful and historic part of Bristol city centre through Burston Cook...

Franco Manca - 20 Clare Street                     Honest Burgers - 21-23 Clare Street          Pasta Ripiena - 33 St Stephen Street         Dangun - 39-41 St Nicholas Street

Strong demand for Bristol's Old City Quarter with the following latest lettings...
Strong demand for Bristol's Old City Quarter with the following latest lettings...
Strong demand for Bristol's Old City Quarter with the following latest lettings...
Strong demand for Bristol's Old City Quarter with the following latest lettings...

City centre offices letting fast...

A selection of recent lettings secured by us:-

Arclight House, 3 Unity Street - Under offer    Royal Talbot House - Now fully let           St Augustines Parade                                 30 Queen Square - Fully let 

City centre offices letting fast...
City centre offices letting fast...
City centre offices letting fast...
City centre offices letting fast...

Supporting Bristol Down's Syndrome Trust –

Founded by Julian’s brother and sister in law, BDST is based in Westbury on Trym and provides speech and language therapy to children with Down's Syndrome.  This facility was not previously offered in Bristol and now nearly 30 families attend every week, helping their children to achieve their full potential to live happy and rewarding lives.

Supporting Bristol Down's Syndrome Trust –

Lloyds Pharmacy choose Burston Cook...

As a new client, Lloyds Pharmacy have instructed Burston Cook to dispose of three shop units in Bristol.

Lloyds Pharmacy choose Burston Cook...

Queen Square offices let to Barristers Chambers

We have recently secured the letting of Duncan Lawrie’s former Bristol HQ to Orchard Chambers in a letting which was agreed within just one week from receipt of instructions...

Queen Square offices let to Barristers Chambers

Coming soon...Major new industrial development targeting owner occupiers

We are delighted to have been instructed to market the latest industrial development in North Somerset at Arnolds Way Yatton.

The development is targeting businesses seeking to purchase their own units ranging from 1,883 sq ft to 15,500 sq ft – work starts Spring 2018…

Coming soon...Major new industrial development targeting owner occupiers

Local investment activity - Recent sales and new instructions through Burston Cook

  • 96 Whiteladies Road – Mixed retail and residential investment sold – Circa £2m - Sold
  • 18 Guinea Street – Guinea Street BS1 (next to The General) 11 bed HMO for sale – For sale guide £725,000 - New to the market
  • 51 Colston Street – Retail plus 3 flats – Now for sale
  • 51 Park Street – Planning for large A3 unit plus 3 s/c flats plus rear 3 bed coach house – Now for sale
  • Cribbs Lodge – Sold to hoteliers for development - circa £2.6 m
  • Lodge Causeway - Industrial investment sold £1m
Local investment activity - Recent sales and new instructions through Burston Cook
Local investment activity - Recent sales and new instructions through Burston Cook
Local investment activity - Recent sales and new instructions through Burston Cook
Local investment activity - Recent sales and new instructions through Burston Cook
Local investment activity - Recent sales and new instructions through Burston Cook
Local investment activity - Recent sales and new instructions through Burston Cook

Jake Ogborne - helping make a difference

Having helped raise funds to adapt Jakes new wheelchair and donating £2,500, we continue to help this amazing young man and his family in their bid to obtain drugs he needs to make him stronger and possibly even to walk again - for more information, contact Julian Cook.

Jake Ogborne - helping make a difference

Lots of good news for Clifton Village...

  • 31 Regent Street - formerly Tomlinson's hairdressers is under offer through Burston Cook - watch this space...
  • 3 The Mall - formerly Titcombe jewellers who have expanded to premises opposite, this unit is now under offer through Burston Cook to a new A1 retail use - watch this space...
  • 1 West Mall - formerly Hydes Estate Agents who have now moved to Princess Victoria Street, this unit is now under offer through Burston Cook to new A1 retailers - watch this space...
  • The former Lloyds bank on the corner of PV Street and The Mall is let to Titcombe Bespoke and now houses their stunning showroom on a par with any New Bond Street jeweller...
  • Hydes Estate Agents relocated their offices from The Mall to their own freehold premises facilitated by Burston Cook.  As a result, there previous unit on The Mall is vacant and now under offer to a major retailer through Burston Cook. 
Lots of good news for Clifton Village...
Lots of good news for Clifton Village...
Lots of good news for Clifton Village...

Adarga move to new grade A offices in College Square BS1

Jayne Rixon has recently acquired new Grade A offices at 2 College Square for Adarga who have further expansion requirements planned later this year...

Adarga move to new grade A offices in College Square BS1

Plenty going on in the North Somerset offices market...

Burston Cook have recently secured numerous disposal of offices in North Somerset to include:-

  • New HQ for Coyne Group at Manor House Prtishead -
  • Debbie Fortune Estate Agents move from Wrington to Bridge House, Congresbury
  • Glynns Solicitors purchase The Piggery in Chew Stoke
  • Aletnis have taken 3,200 sq ft at The Distillery, Pill
Plenty going on in the North Somerset offices market...
Plenty going on in the North Somerset offices market...
Plenty going on in the North Somerset offices market...
Plenty going on in the North Somerset offices market...

North Bristol HQ disposals

Following the sale of Orion House, a 5,000 sq ft HQ to Squeaky Clean, we are now instructed to sell Apollo House comprising circa 7,300 sq ft, the only feehold office HQ of this type at this time in Almondsbury Business Park. 

North Bristol HQ disposals

INTERNATIONAL OCCUPIERS EXPAND INTO BRISTOL VIA BURSTON COOK

We are proud to be handling a number of major office acquisitions in Bristol for International clients.

We have recently agreed terms to acquire a new 38,000 sq ft HQ for a German owned media company in BS1.

We are awaiting instructions to advise an existing US clint to acquire a new city HQ and we have also recently acquired 10,000 sq ft for Japanese clients.

This is all good news for Bristol’s office market...

 

 

INTERNATIONAL OCCUPIERS EXPAND INTO BRISTOL VIA BURSTON COOK
INTERNATIONAL OCCUPIERS EXPAND INTO BRISTOL VIA BURSTON COOK
INTERNATIONAL OCCUPIERS EXPAND INTO BRISTOL VIA BURSTON COOK

Burston Cook Auctions update

The Burston Cook auction service, jointly with leading auctioneers Hollis Morgan is proving a great success having successfully worked together in advising clients on numerous property sales.

Combining the commercial property expertise of Burston Cook with the unrivaled auction services of Hollis Morgan, our joint team offer commercial property owners, specialist commercial sales advice with no extra fees...

Burston Cook Auctions update

A Royal visit...

Julian Cook was introduced to HRH The Princess Royal at the opening of the new Chescombe Lodge residential home in Bristol.

Julian acts for the Trust in advising them in connection with their strategic property needs.

A Royal visit...

Get in touch

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