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GAVIN BRIDGE NAMED PROPERTY PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

Gavin Bridge of Cubex has been crowned Property Personality of the Year at the South West Property Awards 2017. South West Business Insider editor David Clensy said “there are certainly still plenty of challenges out there for the property sector, but in the region as a whole we’ve seen plenty of activity on major office […] View Article

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GAVIN BRIDGE NAMED PROPERTY PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

Gavin Bridge of Cubex has been crowned Property Personality of the Year at the South West Property Awards 2017. South West Business Insider editor David Clensy said “there are certainly still plenty of challenges out there for the property sector, but in the region as a whole we’ve seen plenty of activity on major office and industrial buildings, mixed use schemes, and impressive refurbishments.” The event was hosted at the Marriott Hotel in Bristol and compèred by journalist and presenter Chris Hollins.

Gavin_BridgeGavin was recognised for his work on the regeneration of Finzels Reach, a 4.7 acre site rich in history – once the heart of medieval Bristol and more recently the site of the Courage Brewery.
“He is clear in his vision of bringing this historic corner of the city back to life, creating a new community from the ground up and truly reinvigorating a huge swathe of Bristol,” said one judge.

 

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The new ‘One Smart Day in One Smart City’ smartphone competition

The popular ‘24 Hours in Bristol’ photo-marathon competition, which sees 10,000 photographs taken in a single day, is back next weekend with an exciting new format – all entries must be taken on smartphones or tablets only. The 2017 mobile phone photo competition will open up the event to people across the city without the need to own […] View Article

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The new ‘One Smart Day in One Smart City’ smartphone competition

The popular ‘24 Hours in Bristol’ photo-marathon competition, which sees 10,000 photographs taken in a single day, is back next weekend with an exciting new format – all entries must be taken on smartphones or tablets only.

The 2017 mobile phone photo competition will open up the event to people across the city without the need to own a traditional camera. Hundreds of budding snappers are expected to ‘get smart’ with their mobiles during the 24 hours from 1200 Saturday 30th September to 1200 Sunday 1st October 2017.

To celebrate the transformation of this historic city centre development, Cubex is sponsoring a new ‘Finzels Reach’ category. Cubex, the developer behind Finzels Reach, will be looking for photos that capture the spirit of this new community set among historic and listed buildings.

Gavin Bridge, director at Cubex, said: “This is a fantastic way to celebrate the transformation of Finzels Reach and showcase how this new quarter, right at the medieval heart of the city, is being brought back to life. We hope the striking new buildings, like Cask Store which intermingle with the historic features of the site will provide a perfect photographic backdrop. Bristol’s latest bridge, which connects Finzels Reach with Castle Park, is also sure to inspire.”

 

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Cubex seals first deal at Aurora

Cubex Land has sealed its first deal at Aurora, Bristol’s greenest office building, which is currently under construction at Finzels Reach. Intellectual property specialist Mewburn Ellis LLP has signed a deal for the first floor of the building, which is being developed speculatively and is set to be completed next summer. Mewburn Ellis has taken […] View Article

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Cubex seals first deal at Aurora

Cubex Land has sealed its first deal at Aurora, Bristol’s greenest office building, which is currently under construction at Finzels Reach.

Intellectual property specialist Mewburn Ellis LLP has signed a deal for the first floor of the building, which is being developed speculatively and is set to be completed next summer.

Mewburn Ellis has taken a 15-year lease on 13,326 sq ft and has decided on the move from its current base at Queen Square to enable its future expansion.

The firm, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, is one of the largest IP firms in Europe, offering a full range of IP services covering patents, trade marks and designs.  It was attracted to Aurora because of the building’s prime location in the heart of the city, its outstanding sustainability credentials, high quality design focusing on staff well-being and low running costs.

Shaun Harvey, chief financial and operating officer at Mewburn Ellis, said: “We’re delighted to be moving to Aurora. 2017 has been another year of growth for Mewburn Ellis across the UK and Europe and our work in Bristol is a hugely important part of that. We have ambitious plans and this superb new office will be the ideal platform for future growth.”

Aurora scooped a rare BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ accreditation earlier this year – a nationally-recognised sustainability benchmark – the only building outside London and one of only six in the UK to achieve the award under the new, toughest rating scheme.

The 95,000 sq ft building is part of Finzels Reach, the new quarter being created in the heart of Bristol by local developer Cubex and funded by Palmer Capital. Work is moving apace at Aurora, with construction on the concrete frame now reaching the fourth floor and the central atrium beginning to take shape.

Sustainability has played a key role in the design of Aurora from the outset, with running costs typically less than half of those needed for other Grade A office space.

Peter Walford, director at Cubex, said: “It is fantastic news that Mewburn Ellis has decided to move to Aurora. This deal confirms our belief that there is demand in Bristol for a building of this quality and with the highest sustainability credentials that combine to produce an outstanding place to work, with substantially lower running costs.

“We are proud that Aurora is setting a new benchmark for sustainable office development in the city and we are in detailed discussions with other potential occupiers for other floors of the building and anticipate making more announcements soon.”

Aurora will consist of six storeys, with a typical floorplate measuring 15,500 sq ft. Its striking façade and double height reception area will lead through to a central glass atrium which will extend to the full height of the building.

Key ‘green’ features including rooftop mounted solar panels, intelligent LED lighting, water saving technology and an emphasis on creating a healthy working environment, with fresh air and plenty of natural light from the floor to ceiling glazing. There will be bicycle storage facilities, lockers and showers on site, whilst occupiers on the sixth floor will benefit from a roof terrace garden with views across the city.

Knight Frank and Savills acted for Cubex Land and Alder King acted for Mewburn Ellis.

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Last two apartments for sale at Cask Store

There are just two apartments left for sale at Cask Store, part of Finzels Reach, a new quarter being created in the heart of Bristol. They have both been fitted out as show homes to enable people to get a feel for what life at Cask Store could be like. Both the apartments look over […] View Article

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Last two apartments for sale at Cask Store

There are just two apartments left for sale at Cask Store, part of Finzels Reach, a new quarter being created in the heart of Bristol.

They have both been fitted out as show homes to enable people to get a feel for what life at Cask Store could be like.

Both the apartments look over the river and one is dual aspect, looking out on to the courtyard, and both–come with the benefit of allocated parking.

The historic brewery buildings at Finzels Reach provide a unique, characterful setting for Cask Store, a collection of individually-designed apartments situated on Bristol’s Floating Harbour.

Gavin Bridge, director of Cubex, the developer behind Finzels Reach, said: “Cask Store is in a fantastic location on the city’s glistening waterside, with views of Castle Park on one side and a beautifully landscaped courtyard on the other.

“People who live at Finzels Reach also really appreciate the concierge-type service the on-site estate management team can provide, which few other developments offer, which really helps them feel they belong.”

Vicky Dudbridge, associate director at Savills, which is marketing Cask Store, said: “We are expecting interest from downsizers, second home owners or perhaps professional couples looking for a spacious, high quality apartment with a view and easy access to Bristol’s buzzing city centre. The rest of the apartments at Cask Store have already been bought, with the interest having come from people of all ages, from their 20s to their 80s, paving the way for the creation of a real community feel.”

Castle Bridge, which opening this year, will provide direct access to Bristol Shopping Quarter and Cabot Circus shopping centre, as well as an array of city centre attractions, bars and restaurants. A popular weekly street food market takes place Finzels Reach each Friday lunchtime and St Nicholas Market with its vibrant and varied food and market stalls just a few minutes’ walk away. Bristol Temple Meads railway station is only 10 minutes’ walk from Cask Store.

With an emphasis on superb craftsmanship, meticulous attention to detail and a high quality of finish, the Cask Store apartments include generous living areas and all the modern touches including underfloor heating and walk-in wardrobes. All the homes are unique in their layout with a character and charm about them that new residents could make their own.

The two remaining apartments are for sale at an asking price of £595,000.

Visits to the show home should be arranged by appointment only. Please contact Layla Stubbs at Savills on 0117 910 2351 to book your appointment.

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Aurora: Better for the environment, your pocket and your well-being!

There are few office buildings in the country that have secured the rare sustainability accreditation awarded to Aurora, Bristol’s only speculative new build office development – and there’s a good reason. In every area, Aurora beats its targets for energy efficiency, making it a truly low impact building. The 95,000 sq ft building, which is […] View Article

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Aurora: Better for the environment, your pocket and your well-being!

There are few office buildings in the country that have secured the rare sustainability accreditation awarded to Aurora, Bristol’s only speculative new build office development – and there’s a good reason.

In every area, Aurora beats its targets for energy efficiency, making it a truly low impact building. The 95,000 sq ft building, which is being delivered by developer Cubex as part of Bristol’s new waterside quarter, Finzels Reach, also offers the knock-on advantage of being exceptionally cost-effective to run and an excellent environment within which to work.

There are energy efficiency measures implemented throughout the building, with Aurora set to consume 55% less carbon and have 51% better energy consumption than current Building Regulations stipulate, benefiting from gas boilers than are 12% more efficient and air chillers that are 55% more efficient than required.

Water consumption will be 51% less and operational costs will be 53% less than demanded by the latest regulations.

Other green features include: rooftop mounted solar panels, which will generate 29,800 kWh per year of renewable energy; intelligent LED lighting, which will respond to daylight and the movement of people within the building automatically; a heat recovery system, which will reuse waste heat; and energy regeneration technology so lifts benefit from reused energy on the downward journey.

There’s no doubt that implementing measures like this is good news for the environment and occupiers’ pockets. But we’ve also placed important emphasis on creating an environment which is inviting and comfortable for staff.

Fed up waiting for the lift? Our sophisticated lift controls reduce waiting time. Wish you had more access to natural daylight? Our floor to ceiling glazing lets in plenty of natural daylight, whilst reducing the use of energy for lighting. In need of freshening up after cycling to work? There will be lockers and showers on site.

Or maybe you fancy some fresh air? Our ventilation systems supply 17% more fresh air to occupants than required by Building Regulations, yet still delivering a 39% energy saving compared to requirements. Of course, there’s also the option of stepping out on to a roof terrace garden with views across the city!

Aurora will be a landmark headquarters building in Bristol’s central business district of Grade A quality, a term used to describe brand new premier office space. It will consist of six storeys, with each floor measuring 15,500 sq ft. A striking façade and double height reception area will lead through to a central glass atrium which will extend to the full height of the building.

As well as having 51 secure car parking spaces on site, Aurora benefits from electric car charging points and secure bicycle and motorcycle storage.

The scheme achieved a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ design stage certificate under the BREEAM New Construction 2014 for Offices assessment category. It is the only office building outside of London and one of only six in the UK to have achieved this accreditation – a rare achievement of which we are immensely proud.

Cubex expects the building to be ready for fit out in the first quarter of 2018. Enquiries can be made to Martin Booth of Knight Frank on 0117 917 4990 or Chris Meredith of Savills on 0117 910 2216.

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Premier Inn being put to bed

The 168 bedroom hotel at Finzels Reach is in the final stages of construction. By the Autumn it will be open for guests bringing great opportunities for local businesses. Completion of the Premier Inn is due in July, with plans for it to be welcoming its first customers some time in September. The scaffolding is […] View Article

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Premier Inn being put to bed

w640_499943_piThe 168 bedroom hotel at Finzels Reach is in the final stages of construction. By the Autumn it will be open for guests bringing great opportunities for local businesses.

Completion of the Premier Inn is due in July, with plans for it to be welcoming its first customers some time in September. The scaffolding is now coming down to reveal the finished elevations, while workers inside are putting the final touches to the internal services. It will soon be handed over to Whitbread for them to carry out operational checks.

Shane Pomery from Dickson Powell told us: “The method of construction is particularly efficient, for example bringing in completed pods for the bathrooms. These are simply lifted into place and connected up. If you thought the final stage of the build has passed by in double quick time, that’s the reason why.”

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The six exciting projects building Bristol’s future city centre skyline

The Evening Post look  ahead at the six biggest projects that will change the landscape of the city in the next few years, all within a few minutes walk of Bristol Temple Meads. The impressive Aurora building being built on the front of Finzel’s Reach, the Premier Inn and Generator Building being prepared for regeneration. […] View Article

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The six exciting projects building Bristol’s future city centre skyline

0310_Aurora_V17The Evening Post look  ahead at the six biggest projects that will change the landscape of the city in the next few years, all within a few minutes walk of Bristol Temple Meads. The impressive Aurora building being built on the front of Finzel’s Reach, the Premier Inn and Generator Building being prepared for regeneration. all feature.

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Aurora will have Britain’s first Drone Landing Pad

A brand new office block in the center of Bristol will include Britain’s first Drone Landing Pad on the roof. The Aurora Building, which is being constructed as part of the Finzel’s Reach development, will provide a spot for people working in the offices to receive deliveries by drone by going onto the roof. Delivering […] View Article

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Aurora will have Britain’s first Drone Landing Pad

A brand new office block in the center of Bristol will include Britain’s first Drone Landing Pad on the roof.

The Aurora Building, which is being constructed as part of the Finzel’s Reach development, will provide a spot for people working in the offices to receive deliveries by drone by going onto the roof.

Delivering packages by drone is currently being trialed by Amazon – with the first deliveries being made earlier this year. But so far the trials have been only in rural areas and there are restrictions on flying drones over built-up areas. Delivery firms are confident it won’t be long before people will be able to receive packages – at the moment ones weighing less than 5lbs – by drone, as long as they have a secure area in which the drone can safely land.

drone-landing-padThe drones won’t be flown by remote control, but instead will be completely automated. The technology exists now, but the authorities are still yet to give it the go-ahead for wider scale use, especially in cities. But the bosses of the Finzel’s Reach development clearly believe drone delivery will be so commonplace in just a few years’ time that they are ‘future-proofing’ their new office building to include one now.

The building is under construction and is the only speculative office building in Finzel’s Reach, Bristol on the opposite bank of the Floating Harbour across from Castle Park.

The initiative is a further progression of the companies’ drive to create technology enabled buildings, being at the forefront of the adapting nature that buildings need to be for the modern day occupier.

Investment firm Palmer Capital are Cubex’s partner in the development. Its director Steven Wright said it would be another thing to attract companies to occupy offices there.

“Occupiers are increasingly seeing the importance of high quality and flexible spaces in order to recruit and retain the best employees and so buildings need to be at the forefront of this – providing an environment for staff to thrive and live rather than just being a place to work. This does not just end on the letting of the building, but the on-going monitoring of use to ensure that maximise efficiency is achieved in not just energy but also the density of use.” 

Gavin Bridge said Aurora would be ‘ahead of the curve’. “Aurora will further add to Cubex’s track record in developing buildings that are ‘ahead of the curve’ of what the market requires, by delivering the only building outside of London to a BREEAM Outstanding level in what will be the best building in Bristol once finished. We are continuing to work to explore further technology to ensure that the building will keep performing for occupiers in the years following their investment,” he added.

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Places to stay in Bristol with waterfront views

Many of Bristol’s hotels and apartments have views of the river and beyond, but if you’re after something a little closer to the water’s edge and with Bristol’s Harbour Festival (21-23 July) just round the corner, why not snap up a waterside spot for the occasion? Cleyro Serviced Apartments Company, have accommodation with waterside locations in […] View Article

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Places to stay in Bristol with waterfront views

Many of Bristol’s hotels and apartments have views of the river and beyond, but if you’re after something a little closer to the water’s edge and with Bristol’s Harbour Festival (21-23 July) just round the corner, why not snap up a waterside spot for the occasion?

Cleyro Serviced Apartments Company, have accommodation with waterside locations in the Finzel’s Reach overlooking the river and Castle Park, as well as near Brunel’s SS Great Britain. These luxury apartments are available with both one and two bedrooms, come fully-equipped with kitchens, washer dryers and many have balconies overlooking the water. An exciting, convenient alternative to hotel accommodation.

UnknownBuilt on the site of the former Courage Brewery, Finzels Reach offers unrivaled quality living. The serviced apartments are located within walking distance of Bristol Temple Meads Train Station, Cabot Circus and the Harbourside, making the apartments the ideal place to stay on your visit to Bristol. Why not explore all the sites Bristol has to offer in the knowledge that at the end of your busy day, you can look forward to our premium self-catering accommodation and excellent customer service from Cleyro.

The apartments are very spacious and are equipped with the highest end fixtures and fittings. The apartments are extremely modern and provide  the very best in luxury self-catering accommodation. When you arrive at their apartments you can expect a very warm welcome by a member of the team who will escort you to the apartments personally.

Find out more at: http://www.cleyroapartments.com/apartments/finzels-reach-two-bedroom-deluxe/

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12 new places to eat in Bristol this spring

The new Finzels Market has been featured on Visit Bristol as one of the 12 new places to eat in Bristol “With one of Bristol’s latest city centre developments, Finzels Reach, comes an exciting new street food market. Taking place opposite Castle Park every Friday from 12-2, there’ll be a different tasty line-up each week. […] View Article

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12 new places to eat in Bristol this spring

The new Finzels Market has been featured on Visit Bristol as one of the 12 new places to eat in Bristol

“With one of Bristol’s latest city centre developments, Finzels Reach, comes an exciting new street food market. Taking place opposite Castle Park every Friday from 12-2, there’ll be a different tasty line-up each week. From Thai street food to Paella, Cantonese dumplings to mac ‘n’ cheese, it’s perfect for an out-of- the-ordinary lunchtime refuel.”

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