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Below is a selection of recent press releases and market activity undertaken 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...

Burston Cook acquire new office HQ in Bristol's largest city centre office deal this year...

Acting on behalf of major clients, we are delighted to have secured the acquisition of Eagle House which is to undergo significant refurbishment to provide a new, top quality, contemporary office head quarters amounting to just under 40,000 sq ft.  This is excellent news for Colston Avenue and the vibrancy it will bring to this part of Bristol city centre… 

Burston Cook acquire new office HQ  in Bristol's largest city centre office deal this year...

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 as seen on Sky TV and the Porsche Carrera Cup

Burston Cook continue to support Bristol sport as seen on Sky TV and the Porsche Carrera Cup
Burston Cook continue to support Bristol sport 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

Burston Cook 2018 platinum sponsors of The Lord Mayor of Bristol Children Appeal

We are proud to be this years main platinum sponsor of the Lord Mayor's dinner to help raise over £60,000 to help over 1,600 of Bristol's poorest children at Christmas time.  The money raised will go direct to give each child a £20 voucher for a toy and a £20 voucher for Christmas lunch.

Burston Cook 2018 platinum sponsors of The Lord Mayor of Bristol Children Appeal
Burston Cook 2018 platinum sponsors of The Lord Mayor of Bristol Children Appeal

Cliftons finest office HQ - Letting agreed already...

Burston Cook are delighted to announce that after a targeted marketing campaign, Edgecumbe Hall which can be seen from Clifton's Queens Road is now under offer to a single 10,000 sq ft office occupier - more details to follow when the deal is signed!

Cliftons finest office HQ - Letting agreed already...

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

Jakes wheels - are on their way...

After a massive effort on the part of Jakes mum and dad, Kate and Dave and his friends, we have managed to raise enough funds to adapt his new wheelchair and we are delighted to have donated £2,500 to help this amazing young man.

Jakes wheels - are on their way...

Lots of good news for Clifton Village...

  • The former Lloyds bank on the corner of PV Street and The Mall is under offer to a high quality retailer through Burston Cook…Watch this space…
  • Hydes Estate Agents are relocating to their own freehold premises close to their existing unit facilitated by Burston Cook.  As a result, their current unit, one of the best in the Village, will be offered to let by our retail department.
  • 37 & 37a PV Street has been let by Tom in our retail department to Suave & Co barbers and Elephant Estate Agents.
  • New development plans for Clifton Down Road – following a stalemate which has seen this site fall into decay, the current owners have produced an exciting new development proposal for retail, restaurants and offices which following public consultation, a new planning application has now been submitted…
  • Waterstones have opened in Clifton Village - Waterstones have moved into a former bank premises at 37 Regent Street, stocking more than 8,000 titles and championing local books and authors.

 

Former Lloyds Bank - Under offer to prime retailer          1 West Mall - Prime unit to let on The Mall 

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...

2018 update - please help us to help this amazing Charity save lives

In 2018, we hope to break the milestone of raising £500,000 in helping the founder, Michelle Bresnahan to raise awareness and much needed funds for research projects to find the ultimate vaccine against Meningitis B.

2018 update - please help us to help this amazing Charity save lives

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

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

Based on all commercial property transactions in Bristol, 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 IN BRISTOL
IT’S OFFICIAL… BC ARE THE MOST ACTIVE AGENT IN BRISTOL

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

400 Miles in 4 days – a big thank you

A big thank you to our many clients and friends for supporting Julian in his gruelling 400 mile cycle across the Alpes Maritimes raising an amazing £8,500 for Charity – we couldn’t have done it without you…

400 Miles in 4 days – a big thank you

Landlord and Tenant business gathers pace...

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

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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