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Clifton News


Exciting new openings in Clifton…

Gails on Regent Street in the Village.

St Peter’s Hospice Superstore on Jacob Wells Road.

Hone & Howe hairdressers on the Mall in the Village.

Mercy, Mercy, Mercy for coffee brunch and hair of the dog!

Cook Corporate move to No 1 Regent Street.

Retail – latest BC deals


Park Street celebrates the arrival of Blue Store showcasing how local businesses in Bristol thrive. Their move, driven by expansion needs, brings a fresh vibe and distinctive retail experience to the area.

Chandos Deli open second unit in Bath with a new café deli at The SouthGate Centre, while retaining their George Street store, plus a new coffee cart at the railway station entrance. Exciting times ahead for coffee and food lovers!

Quorn Stone’s arrival on Whiteladies Road solidifies it as the premier destination for upscale home fittings, enhancing the vibrant retail landscape with their high-quality products.

Worral Road welcomes the arrival of The Quality Butcher Shop.


Restaurant & Leisure – latest BC deals


Exciting news! Nutmeg’s sister restaurant, with a twist, has opened on St Augustines Parade, bringing the vibrant flavours of India’s street markets to Bristol in collaboration with Michelin-trained chef Shishir Sinha.

Eatchu Clifton Triangle have arrived – the brand new home of happy little dumplings.

BAKE-A-LICIOUS, a traditional Greek Bakery, has opened in Clifton Village with rave customer reviews!

We are thrilled to have completed on the sale of The Glassboat – an iconic piece of Bristol’s landscape which has been purchased by Six O’Clock Gin.

Aquisitions – latest BC deals


Gympanzees – 38,000 sq ft  on 14 acres for their new “State of the Art Centre” for children and young adults with disabilities.

Ghyston – Office acquisition of 8,369 sq ft in Programme BS1, for expansion.

Wards Solicitors – Acquisition of a landmark period building on Whiteladies Road.

Barcan + Kirby Solicitors – Relocation of their new city centre HQ to Prince House.

White House Business Centre – Office building acquired for redevelopment.

Corporate Offices


A selection of some of our latest instructions:

Eagle House: Acting for Immediate Media we have 10,000 sq ft available.

63 St Thomas Street: 25,000 sq ft HQ building at a competitive rent!

St Stephens House: A self contained innovative office of c 6,500 sq ft.

Whitefriars: We have recently completed our 4th consecutive letting!

3 Portwall Lane: – c 9,000 sq ft of Grade A accommodation.

Traditional Offices


A selection of some of our latest instructions:

Queen Square – are you looking to purchase or rent an office on Queen Square? We are the experts!

Park Street – offices to rent in the historic Mauretania building.

Berkeley Square – office for sale.

Clifton Club – office space available in this landmark building in Clifton Village.

Industrial – latest BC deals


3 Vale Lane, BS3 – Refurbishment advice and reletting.

30-31 Barnack Business Centre – Business unit letting to furniture wholesaler.

Lodge Causeway – Unit 1: 27,500 sq ft let to defence contractor, Unit 2: 27,350 – let to Surge Padel Tennis.



Automotive & Motor Trade – latest BC deals


FMG Repair Services expands into new Bristol site

Burston Cook acquired a new accident repair centre in Emersons Green on behalf of FMG Repair Services.  At 22,000 sq ft and fully refurbished, the new site is larger than their previous Bristol site, allowing for increased repair capacity and capability, equipped with the latest technology to deal with all vehicle types.

Landlord & Tenant


Largest period office rent review completed in BS1 – At 23,000 sq ft, we have settled the largest period space rent review in BS1 during the last 12 months.

10,000 sq ft office rent review in Clifton – This year we have settled a major rent review on an office building in Clifton comprising over 10,000 sq ft, securing a 14.3% increase.

37,000 sq ft  Grade A office rent review in BS1 – Acting for Immediate Media, we are undertaking a rent review.

Out of town retail park lease renewal – Acting the the landlord, we secured a 75% increase.

Out of town rent review in Portishead – We have recently secured a significant rent uplift for a landlord on their out of town office building at Portis Fields.

Resi Development & Investment via BC


Ashley Down House – 14,000 sq ft on a 1 acre site in Cotham Park.  For Sale.

Backwell House – 10,000 sq ft plus outbuildings in c14 acres. Stunning period property for sale.

Cheltenham Road–  a versatile mixed use investment property comprising an office and 3 flats,  recently sold

Perry Road – a mixed used investment opportunity.




Clifton Investment Purchase – We have acquired for clients this substantial, prime investment site comprising Toolstation and Nos 16,18 & 20 Whiteladies Road.

Churchfields & Shore House BS9 – We have acquired for clients, this prime mixed retail / office use investment totaling approx 20,000 sq ft.


Medical – latest BC deals


Bristol Centre of Reproductive Medicine

Acquisition on behalf of BCRM to 135 Aztec West who relocated from Southmead Hospital, into a self-contained building/new medical centre of approx. 13,500 sq ft.

The North Bristol Hospital

Acquisition of 150 Aztec West, of c 5,000 sq ft on behalf of EP Surgical who relocated their team from The Spire opening their new hospital last year.

Education deals by BC


Durdham Park, BS6 – education building available to lease.

St Johns Road, BS8– sold on behalf of the English Language Centre. We secured consent for a C3 dwelling and sold to a private occupier.

Cotham Road, BS6 – sold on behalf of the Bristol Steiner School.

9 Portland Square, BS2 – let to Boom Satsuma.

Team Updates


Congratulations Vicki on being promoted to Senior Surveyor and passing her APC!

Welcome Georgia to the team.  Georgia Warfield joins us as a Graduate Surveyor in our office agency department.

We are delighted to announce that Charlotte Bjoroy has joined our retail and leisure team.

We are delighted to announce that Finola has recently been awarded FRICS status by the RICS.



We are delighted to announce that we have been recognised by both CoStar and Eg Radius as being top agents!


Most active agent for office disposals based on number of deals done

Most active single branch agency for office acquisitions and disposals based on square footage

Most active single branch agency for office acquisitions and disposals based on number of deals done

Eg Radius:

Q1 2024 – ranked in the top 2 for the whole of the South West based on number of deals done

Q1 2024 – ranked No 1 for Bristol on number of deals done

Charity News


Bristol Businesses Beats Cancer – We donated to and supported this wonderful event and charity auction, helping raise over £20,000.

Lord Mayors Gala – We always support this amazing charity for Bristol’s most disadvantaged children.

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity: In memory of Sam Polledri – We donated to this important charity raising over £1,000 in honour of local Bristol Rugby star Sam Polledri.

Bristol Rotary  – Sponsors of these bi-annual golf days raising £1,000’s for local charities.

Normandy Veterans – We continue our strong support of the Normandy Veterans in 2024. Securing for them their new monument in Castle Park in time for the 80th anniversary.

Burston Cook support Bristol Sport – Stadium screen sponsors for Bristol Rugby and Bristol City FC (as seen on TV).



Major Strategic Site Sale in Bristol City Centre


We have recently sold a 1 Acre city centre industrial site, which forms part of the Frome Gateway and will eventually be redeveloped. We had acquired for a longstanding client for their own business use over 10 years ago, and the sale of the site has facilitated change and development within their business.

Clifton Village Site Sale


Burston Cook have been instructed to sell this major landmark site located in the heart of Clifton.  This site has been redundant for over 10 years and is a unique opportunity for  a developer to transform and shape this important part of Clifton Village. Planning consent has been granted for a commercial scheme comprising retail, leisure and office accommodation. The site may also suit student schemes or residential uses for which consent has previously been granted but has since lapsed.

Already attracting strong interest…watch this space!

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