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Below is a selection of recent press releases and market activity undertaken by Burston Cook
Burston Cook at the forefront of major office deals in Bristol
Burston Cook recruit following surge in new business
Burston Cook recruit following surge in new business instructions and market activity.
We are delighted to announce that we have recently employed Victoria Grimshaw to join our team to work alongside directors, Finola Ingham and Tom Coyte.
Victoria has worked within the property profession for approaching 9 years, most recently as a commercial agency negotiator at Alder King.
We are delighted to welcome Victoria on board who, with her wealth of experience , will doubtless be a great addition to our team as our commercial agency business goes from strength to strength.
BC- raising money for The Green House Charity
We had a great time supporting the annual Bristol Breakfast Rotary Club Golf Day on Friday 22nd October, raising money for The Green House charity in Bristol who do amazing work with anyone who has experienced sexual abuse at any point in their lives.
We were delighted to support the charity as sponsors – The BC shield was won by Simon Thomas from the Overdale/Wilmott Dixon Team. Here he is (on right) collecting the prestigious Burston Cook Shield!!!
BURSTON COOK work with celebrities to support Winston Wish childhood bereavement charity
Burston Cook were proud to be sponsors of the Sellebrity Soccer and Events Charity football match raising money for the Winston’s Wish www.winstonswish.org childhood bereavement Charity in loving memory of Liam Shepherd who tragically died in March.
Raising money for Bristol Children's Help Society, Barton Camp
BC were delighted to again support this years Rotary golf tournament which proved a great success and helped raise £5,000.
16 teams competed . Barton Camp’s aim is to offer respite/educational breaks for underprivileged children from 5 to 11 years old in and around Bristol.
The BC shield was won this year by Pete McBride of Absolute Wealth Management.
‘BC continue to support and help the Normandy Veterans Association ‘
Dear Julian. Our memorial bench is complete and installed on the Normandy beaches-We are privileged to have one of only 6 on the site of the new memorial. Dad was so looking forward to seeing it as he was so proud that we had with your help achieved it. Our group are adamant that we must go ASAP to represent those that didn’t make it.
Thankyou for making this happen
Normandy Veterans Association
Burston Cook working with BID are supporting Southmead Hospital Charity and Above and Beyond
This year you can also help by purchasing a ‘Thank You Star’ which will be added to the Clifton Village Christmas Tree on Clifton’s, The Mall.
Each Star has it’s own unique number and you will have a real chance of winning one of a host of amazing Christmas prizes including a £2000 Sapphire and Diamond Ring from Titcombe jewellers, 3 bottles of 007 Bollinger Champagne from Burston Cook, dinner inc wine for 4 at The Ivy, dinner for 4 inc wine at Fishers, dinner for 4 inc wine at The Sausage, a case of Champagne from DBM Wines, Chandos Deli Christmas Hamper and a bespoke SKY Framed print. To donate and purchase your STAR and an entry to this amazing draw please contact Tony Miles ( Smiley Miley) by email:info@smileymileyevents
As restrictions ease, 33 Bristol leads the way…
Works are well underway at 33 Bristol, with completion of the refurbishment project due in September 2020.
Enquiries are already strong for the building, with interested parties keen to secure their place in this high profile office and we are pleased to report that we have already secured one new occupier for the building!
The refurbishment of 33 Bristol will provide open plan floor plates, with the penthouse having two roof terraces and full exposed services, on-site car parking, bike storage, shower facilities, electric car charging points, together with a completely reconfigured and remodelled reception area. Suites will be available in the building from 1,600 – 5,000 – 11,000 – 34,000 sq ft - offering complete flexibility for incoming tenants.
Shake up of Planning Use Classes Order
“Shake up of planning use classes order allows greater flexibility and opportunity… Since the implantation of the new Class E, this has allowed greater flexibility to move between use classes without the need for Planning Consent. The changes which came into effect in September 2020 have seen classes A1, A2, A3, B1, D1 and D2 revoked in favour of a new Class E “commercial business and service” use.
This new class covers a wide range of uses including retail, financial and professional services, cafes, and restaurants (currently A1 – as into A3), offices, research, and development and light industrial (currently B1), clinics, health centres and nurseries (currently D1) and indoor sports and recreation (currently D2).
There are some exclusions, however, for more information and to gain a better understanding of this positive news, please feel free to contact a member of the Burston Cook agency team to find out more...
Post Lockdown - New Instructions
Since the government lifted the restrictions to allow us to carry out inspections and viewings, we are very encouraged by the number of new instructions coming our way including: -
- Newminster House, Baldwin Street, BS1
- 25-27 Clare St, BS1
- 16 Orchard Street, BS1
- Shore House, Westbury on Trym
- 60 Oakfield Road, BS8
- 141 Whiteladies Road, BS8
- 5 Westfield Park, BS8
- 3 Eclipse Park, Staple Hill
- QC30, Queen Charlotte Street, BS1
New ‘Post Lockdown’ Retail Instructions
Since the lifting of Government restrictions on undertaking inspections, we have been instructed to market numerous retail units throughout the city including-
- 17 Druid Hill, BS9
- 2/3 Denmark Street, BS1
To Work from Home or the Office? … That is the Question!
Following widescale reports of companies resorting to a greater degree of working from home practices after Covid-19, we can report that from extensive feedback we have had from business owners, office occupiers and employees, despite potential cost savings, working from home for the majority, is not favoured in terms of its impact on moral, the feeling of isolation and the loss of human contact in a business environment which can have a negative impact on motivation, team spirit and efficiencies in working as a team under one roof.
Continued Success at Whitefriars...
Whitefriars is one of Bristol’s largest office buildings comprising 138,000 sq ft upon which BC have been appointed as joint agents. In the latest letting via us to IMD, the property is now fully let.
Burston Cook Scoop Numerous Property Awards
We are delighted to retain our position at the forefront of Bristol’s Commercial Property Scene winning many new awards to include the following:-
Bristol Property Awards.. Commercial Agent Winner
Insider Property Awards South West .. Agency Team of the Year Winner
Estates Gazette Radius Data Exchange .. Most Active Dealmaker Winner
Radius Data Exchange .. Most Active Agent in Bristol Winner
Co-Star Awards .. Most Active Agent by Disposals Winner
Co-Star Group Awards .. Most Active Agent Acquisitions and Disposal in Sq Ft Winner
Co-Star Group Awards .. Most Active Agent by Number of Acquisitions and Disposals Winner
The Former RAM – Sold – Freehold
We recently brokered the sale of the former RAM bar and restaurant on Park Street to private investors and the unit is now offered to let, fully refurbished and fitted out. This famous Bristol bar once known Le Chateau is located in a prime position, very close to Bristol University, the city centre and the Docks.
Retaining our position as Clifton's most Active Office Agent
With recent lettings at 141 Whiteladies Road, 69 Oakfield Road, Whiteladies House and 38 Whiteladies Road to name a few... Burston Cook maintain as Cifton's most prolific and active office agency practice.
For You Foodies out There!... Opening Soon on Gloucester Road
Look out for Purezza and Streat Wok…
Purezza, straight from Brighton and Camden is the award winning, plant based, pizzeria.
Streat Wok, as the name suggests, will be offering Asian street food.
North Somerset – Construction Underway of the Arnolds Way, Business Park Yatton for owner occupiers
The Arnolds way business park in Yatton is currently being developed with completion scheduled for late summer/ Autumn 2020.
Already units 1 & 2 are sold and the development is targeting businesses seeking to own their own units ranging from 1,883 sq ft – 15,500 sq ft…
North Bristol Offices – We Are Pleased to Confirm the Following News and Deals…
Lots going on in the North Bristol Offices Market through BC…
- 4 Brook office park – 3,750 sq ft let on behalf of Ian Williams Ltd to AMX Solutions
- The Courtyard, Almondsbury – we have secured various lettings, the most recent to the Compass Group at £15 per sq ft
- Laurel House, Almondsbury – acting for M7 Real Estate, we have secured a deal on the First Floor to The Soucer
- Freehold opportunities – if you want to buy your own offices, we have opportunities at present including 8 Apex Court, 14 Apex Court, Cedar House and 530 Bristol Business Park.
North Somerset - News and Deals
As North Somerset’ s most active commercial agent, our recent news and deals include-
- Griffin House, Clevedon – 10,350 sq ft. Rent review settled on behalf of landlords.
- Arnolds Way Business Park – Appointed as agents on this prime, new, business park, developing units from c.1,800 sf ft – c.15,000 sq ft for sale.
- 85 High Street, Nailsea – Investment let to RSPCA, sold for landlords
- Eden Office Park, Ham Green – Various office deals negotiated for clients.
Burston Cook continue to support Bristol sport (screen sponsors for Bristol Rugby and Bristol City FC) as seen on Sky TV!
Burston Cook - Auctions Service
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...
A Royal visit...
Julian Cook was introduced to HRH The Princess Royal at the opening of the Chescombe Lodge residential home in Bristol.
Julian acts for the Trust and numerous other charitable organisations.