More office agents, Gromit?

The unique aspects that Bristol’s status as a leading regional city, has to offer office occupiers was the subject of a two day conference for property agents from all over the UK.

Convened by the Bristol office of independent property adviser GVA, the visiting property agents came from GVA’s own UK-wide network, including representatives from London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Glasgow and Newcastle.

Ben O’Connor, Associate at GVA’s Bristol office organised the conference, which started with a visit to the Bristol & Bath Science Park and the National Composites Centre. The tour of Bristol continued at the historic docks and key development sites, as well as the Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone and the TCN scheme at One Bristol.

He said, “With the recent announcement that Bristol is to be the European Green Capital in 2015, and its current status as a science city, we are a location with much to offer. By showing our colleagues from throughout the UK the opportunities that are here, and the initiatives that have taken place, we are hoping to lay the foundations for future relocations and investment into the city.

“At The Bristol & Bath Science Park we saw a great example of how a new approach to office space and its marketing is broadening the horizons of the traditional office agency concept.

“The feedback has been extremely favourable, and we have already had interest shown from some clients who are now considering Bristol as a possible location for their business interests.”

Salty Sea Dog is part of the Gromit Unleashed public art exhibition in the city of Bristol.