Commercial property listings in Bristol
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Bristol is the centre of commerce, education and culture in South West England. Its history has always been linked with the sea but today the city's docks have been largely redeveloped as a heritage and leisure destination. Bristol has a strong and growing knowledge economy which has fuelled the commercial property market. Boasting that its office space is less expensive than Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds, Bristol is keen to attract further investment to the city.
Commercial property for sale in Bristol
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Property categories in Bristol
Commercial properties in Bristol come in many different shapes and sizes, and here at MOVEHUT we have a massive selection of all types to choose from. MOVEHUT lists all the best commercial properties in every category, healthcare premises being just one example. We also list properties that are suitable to be used as serviced offices or meeting rooms in Bristol. With so much choice regarding property types, there really is no excuse not to search the MOVEHUT website for a commercial property in Bristol.
Rent a commercial property in Bristol
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History of Bristol
Bristol began to develop on the Avon in the 11th century and was already an important port by the 12th century. By the 14th century Bristol had become one of England's largest towns and a centre of manufacturing and shipbuilding.
During the 17th century there was further growth as Bristol benefitted from the Atlantic trade between Britain and its American colonies. Import and export of goods between the continents played a large role in Bristol's economy. At the same time the city prospered from its role in the slave trade. It is believed that during this period half a million Africans passed through Bristol on their way to the Americas. The profits from the slave trade increased Bristol's wealth but competition from Liverpool and the abolition of the slave trade in 1807 brought this period of the city's history to a close. During the 19th century new industry and commerce took over and the population continued to grow. It was at this time that Bristol became associated with the prominent engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Brunel designed the Great Western railway linking the city to London. He also built the Clifton Suspension Bridge and two famous steamships – The SS Great Britain and the SS Great Western - in Bristol.
Throughout the first half of the 20th century, industry in the city continued to prosper and a new dockyard was opened. During World War 2 Bristol suffered from heavy bombing with over a thousand people losing their lives. 100,000 residential and commercial properties were damaged, including Bristol's original retail district which was beyond repair.
Post-War rebuilding was characterized by Brutalist tower blocks but, along with other UK cities, post-industrial regeneration has seen Bristol enter a new era. Today many former industrial commercial properties have been transformed for leisure and retail purposes. There has also been a boom in serviced office development in the city. Today shipping continues to play a role in Bristol's economy but, overall, it has become more service based. Tourism is also a growing factor in the city's economy.
Bristol has an estimated population of 441,000. 13.5% of this total belongs to black or ethnic minority groups. The city has a youthful profile with a large proportion aged between 20-29 and a median age of 32.9 years.
Economy of Bristol
Today Bristol has a world class knowledge economy concentrated in the aerospace, defence and electronics industries. The creative and media industries also have a strong presence in Bristol accounting for 12% of all businesses in the city. This has created a demand for new commercial property with office, industrial and leisure developments offering a wide selection of commercial space both in and out of town.
Education in Bristol
Bristol is the leading education centre in the South West.
Further and Higher Education in Bristol
Bristol has two world class universities. These are the University of Bristol, a member of the Russell Group, and the highly ranked University of the West of England. FE is provided by the City of Bristol College and Filton College.
Secondary and Primary School Education in Bristol
Bristol offers a range of primary and secondary schools. It also has the second highest concentration of independent schools in the country.
Government in Bristol
Local government is administered by Bristol City Council. The city has a long history of enjoying county status only interrupted by a brief period during which it became part of the county of Avon. Today it is a Unitary Authority. Bristol is represented at Westminster by 6 MPs.
Bristol lies on the River Avon which forms the Avon Gorge and marks the border with Somerset. Much of the land surrounding the Gorge is protected from development.
Bristol has higher than average temperatures, making it one of the warmest cities in the UK. It is also one of the sunniest.
Transport in Bristol
Bristol is well served by both local and wider travel links.
Local Travel in Bristol
Local transport in Bristol is principally bus based but branch line rail services link the city with the surrounding area. In addition the Bristol Ferry Boat carries both leisure passengers and commuters between the harbour and the city centre.
National and International Travel in Bristol
Bristol is linked to the motorway network by the M4 and the M5. Rail services operate from the city's two mainline stations, Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway. In addition Bristol has regular coach links to most major cities. Bristol Airport, which serves over 5 million passengers a year, has ambitious expansion plans to meet the growing demand for international travel from the South West.
Sport in Bristol
Bristol has two Football League clubs, Bristol City and Bristol Rovers. The city also has a Rugby Union club. In addition, Gloucestershire County Cricket Club is based in Bristol.
Bristol Culture and Attractions
Bristol is the cultural hub of the South West. It is also the leading regional shopping and entertainment centre.
Retail in Bristol
Bristol offers the biggest and best shopping experience in the South West. The city centre boasts over 500 stores and two covered shopping areas which feature a host of independent retailers alongside familiar high street names. Cabot Circus is a popular 3 tiered retail and leisure commercial property development which is home to a number of flagship brands including House of Fraser and Harvey Nichols.
There is a wide variety of entertainment to choose from in Bristol ranging from theatres, clubs and bars to the city's famous zoo.
Bristol Media and Film
Bristol has two daily newspapers, the Western Daily Press and the Bristol Evening Post. The city is home to regional television and a host of radio stations. Bristol is also one of Europe's leading creative media centres.
Bristol offers a diverse selection of musical entertainment from major stadium events to classical performances. The city also has a huge number of smaller live music venues catering for all tastes. Bristol has produced a number of internationally successful and influential musical acts of its own over recent years. These include Massive Attack, Portishead (named after a nearby town) and Tricky.
Theatres in Bristol
Bristol has a host of theatres. These include the Hippodrome, the Old Vic and the Tobacco Factory- a mixed use converted industrial commercial property that provides office space to local independent creative businesses.
Bristol has a wide range of museums reflecting its rich history. These include Bristol Museum and Art Gallery and the Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre. A visit to Harbourside is highly recommended. Here, you will find Isambard Kingdom Brunel's historic iron steam ship the Great Britain. Nearby is the M Shed, a converted transit commercial property, tracing the story of Bristol's history from prehistoric times to the 21st century. There are host of art galleries in Bristol, including the Arnolfini Gallery. Located in a former warehouse, the Arnolfini is regarded as one of the leading contemporary art spaces in Europe. Renowned graffiti artist Banksy is from Bristol and examples of his work can be seen in public locations throughout the city.