Monthly Archives: December 2011
Magnificent hamper competition – the Winner
A Christmas competition was launched earlier this month to bring Christmas early into a lucky winners home.
With such a magnificent prize up for grabs the winner is sure to feel that early Christmas cheer and all round merriment!
And now for the lucky champion…toy soldier drum roll please…..
Daniel Miller of Strutt & Parker
To the winner and all the entrants, Merry Christmas from all of us at Central Park Bristol we hope it is a magical one.
Warehouses in Bristol wishing you a very merry Christmas
As the holidays draw ever closer and the year comes to an end, from all of us at Central Park Bristol we wish you a very merry Christmas.
May your days off be full of joy and festive cheer and may every wish come true.
It is the time of year where we can all relax and slow down, take in the scent of cinnamon and mulled wine and keep our fingers crossed for good news when our bank statements come in the new year.
Until the dull days of January begin we again wish you the most festive of holidays an excellent New Year and many a day to unwind.
We look forward to conversing in the New Year when the Central Park Bristol news section will be a beacon of brightness in grey old January.
Merry Merry Christmas!!
Warehouses in Bristol will benefit from the lifting of delivery hour restrictions
Mary Portas has recommended that delivery time restriction are lifted, this would benefit warehouses and distribution premises as it will enable longer and more flexible hours of business.
Retail guru Mary Portas’ recommendation that night-time delivery restrictions could be lifted as one way to reinvigorate the UK’s ailing high streets has been backed by the Freight Transport Association.
The leading trade body has long supported the method of delivering goods out-of-hours as it brings convincing environmental, economic and road safety benefits and, if best practice is adopted, should not disturb the residents who share the high street.
The Portas Review – An independent review into the future of our high streets, sets out 28 recommendations to the government. In it Portas identifies the need to lift restrictions as part of measures to deregulate the high street, she states: “Businesses big and small have told me that restrictions, such as restrictions on night-time deliveries and noise, are an issue for them trading in town. Too often the voice of the few inhibits the ambitions of our businesses and some small issue can stop a project in its tracks…”
Gordon Telling, FTA’s Head of Urban Policy, said: “Our high streets rely on vans and trucks to stay open for business, but the Portas Review shows that excessive delivery restrictions have held back business growth. By allowing van and truck operators to deliver out-of-hours we will see improvements in congestion levels and air quality, less wasted fuel and more reliability built into our supply chains. The reduced peak-time traffic should also serve to make the high street more desirable for shoppers.”
Recent Quiet Delivery Demonstration Scheme (QDDS) trials undertaken by the FTA, Transport for London and the Noise Abatement Society (NAS) across six retail parks in England earlier in the year, concluded that by following best practice advice, night-time deliveries provide cost-saving and congestion-reducing benefits without disturbing local residents.
The government’s Logistics Growth Review recently announced that FTA and the NAS will be asked to build on the QDDS by expanding the existing Scheme’s best practice guidance into a toolkit that includes standards for quiet night-time deliveries and to identify if further government guidance is needed to promote uptake.
Telling concluded: “Lifting night-time deliveries could provide meaningful ‘retail therapy’ for our ailing high streets. By adopting the best practice guidance that we have helped to develop, those commercial vehicle operators that shops and business around the country rely upon to stay open for business can help Britain’s high streets flourish.”
Such change would benefit the distribution industry immeasurably.
Source: This is Bristol
Warehouse buildings to let in Avonmouth will benefit from Filton Airfield’s redevelopment
BAE Systems plans to shut Filton Airfield in a year’s time with South Gloucestershire Council planners recommending constructing up to 2,500 homes and a large business park on the site.
This development will bring investors, new businesses and residents to the area, encouraging prosperity and economic growth.
Bristol’s position as a major aerospace manufacturing centre would not be affected by the closure of Filton airfield, a report has concluded.
The historic airfield has been at the heart of the area’s aviation industry for a century. Iconic aircraft from the Brabazon and Concorde to the Airbus A380 superjumbo have taken off and landed there.
South Gloucestershire planners have also recommended that Filton Halt and Henbury railway stations should be re-opened, the nearby A38 upgraded and a new east-west link road built to cope with additional traffic.
Not only will this closure and subsequent development not disrupt Bristols position as a major aerospace centre but will also enhance the area bringing business and prosperity. With such a huge development planned, investors are expected to flock in.
Such developments illustrate the level of regeneration and investor interest in this area. It is because of this that properties like Central Park remain in high demand
Source: Bristol Business News
PALLETT HUB TAKES SHAPE AT CENTRAL PARK
As you drive along the M49, Cranes are once again active over Avonmouth, as a new distribution facility for CHEP UK Ltd is beginning to take shape. With the steel structure now in place, the 50,000 sq ft unit on 8 acres at Central Park is on a fast track schedule to be complete in spring 2012.
Pallet and container pooling company CHEP UK chose Central Park for its south west regional distribution facility. The global leader issues, collects, conditions and reissues more than 300 million pallets and containers from an international network of service centres, helping retailers, manufacturers and growers transport their products through the supply chain, every day.
For the CHEP unit, the site owners, Delta Properties are working in partnership with Goodman UK Logistics to construct this pre-let building. The Bristol office of GVA has been appointed in a project management role and the building contractors are Winvic Construction.
With the potential for a further 4 million square feet of new space to be built at Central Park, the South West’s largest distribution park, Paul Hobbs, director of GVA, joint letting agent at Central Park says,
“The pre-let to CHEP UK follows significant infrastructure work at Central Park to create a business destination fit and ready for new occupiers. This unit is being developed in a really short time frame and demonstrates Delta Properties’ ability to serve occupier demand in the south west.
“With Co-op’s new 450,000 sqft regional distribution centre at a similar stage in development, there are now two major bespoke construction projects in progress in Avonmouth. Over recent years the industrial property market has reacted to changes in the occupier market by pulling away from speculative development, and as such it has been many years since we have seen construction activity on this scale in the region.
The mammoth 640 acre scheme can support single units over 1 million ft in footprint, and Delta’s discussions continue with potential occupiers, in conjunction with their principal development partner Roxhill.
“With the government also signalling its intention to get infrastructure and construction projects moving once again in Bristol , we are perhaps now seeing a renewed energy in the industry here in the south west for 2012 .”
For further information, please visit www.centralparkbristol.co.uk
For further information, contact:
Paul Hobbs, director, GVA, Tel: 0117 988 5220; Mobile: 07767 613489
Issued by Penny Adair, PR Consultant, Tel: 0117 9040173
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