The county of Somerset carries two principal arterial routes – the M5 and the A303. Although these roads do not converge, there is a link from the A303 to the M5 at junction 25, which serves Taunton. In addition, Taunton benefits from being on the main London to Exeter rail route: the fastest journey time is one hour 40 minutes.Major property developments are focused on, or close to, these roads and within Taunton. The towns of Bridgwater and Yeovil have also benefited from being close to arterial routes. Frome, the other major town in the north-east of the county, tends to look towards Bath and Bristol for its core business.Retail Somerset has enjoyed increased activity in the past 12 months. Taunton Town Centre, in particular, has seen good results from its enhancement scheme.Marks & Spencer’s recently established presence has affected trading patterns in the town. There has been more activity in the stretch of East Street surrounding Marks & Spencer and opposite, which has led to a dramatic rise in Zone A rents. Nearly 10 years ago, these peaked at just under £100 before falling to £70-£75. The latest letting at 8 East Street shows a Zone A rent of over £100. It will be interesting to see whether this level is supported by further transactions.Taunton is a town which has grown substantially. This factor, along with the tight geography of the town centre, has led to high Zone A levels. It is expected that they will spill over to secondary areas in due course.OfficesThe office market in most Somerset towns tends to be dominated by professionals. With increased business activity, demand for professionals has risen steadily in the past decade and there is no sign of this halting. Several professional firms have outgrown their premises and others are looking to improve their office working environments. So the search is on for better quality buildings. Developers have found it difficult to bring forward schemes to satisfy this demand, which generally does not provide enough single large enquiries to trigger projects. This pressure will continue and it is likely that demand will lead to a development taking place eventually.Industrial and distribution The south-west is not a region which attracts heavy industry. The manufacturing base consists mainly of large numbers of small businesses, and this is set to continue.The location of Taunton, Bridgwater and Wellington has attracted distribution centres such as Argos, with 27,870 sq m (300,000 sq ft) at Bridgwater and Leo, with 16,720 sq m (180,000 sq ft) at Wellington.Recent schemes in Taunton have attracted motor dealers such as Alpha Romeo/Fiat into a new build property and Toyota and Mercedes into existing buildings. There is a new build for Nissan at Chelston and other dealers are seeking sites.The A303 is often overlooked as a commercial artery but at Wincanton, there is a thriving light industrial base. Further land has been allocated for employment development in the draft local plan. There have been a lot of enquiries about this location and it is likely that development will proceed before too long.The south-west will continue to attract light industry and the professional office base will keep growing. The structure plan is seeking to place 50,000 new homes in Somerset before 2011, and prospects for business and retailing look positive.
Related Stories Boeheim doesn’t discuss NCAA hearing at ACC media day, touches on rules of commentingACC will send representative to Syracuse’s NCAA hearing, Swofford confirmsSyracuse basketball expected to finish 5th in ACC; no players receive preseason ACC honorsJerami Grant: Brother Jerian, former teammates Robinson, Cook discuss Grant’s status heading into rookie seasonLouisville makes 1st appearance as ACC team at media day Published on October 29, 2014 at 11:22 am Contact Jesse: firstname.lastname@example.org | @dougherty_jesse Facebook Twitter Google+ CHARLOTTE, N.C. — James Robinson and Jerami Grant hung out but didn’t get to work out together this summer. The two didn’t coordinate their workouts so Robinson didn’t get to see how Grant — a former Syracuse forward who averaged 12.1 points per game last season — is recovering from an ankle injury that will keep him sidelined for the start of his NBA career with the Philadelphia 76ers.But Robinson and Grant discussed Grant’s path to professional basketball over the summer and Robinson said his former high school teammate is just itching to get onto the court.“I pretty much talk to Jerami every day. He’s doing well, should be back in a week or so,” said Robinson, a junior guard at Pittsburgh, at Atlantic Coast Conference media day on Wednesday. “He’s frustrated because he knows he wants to be out there, but he knows he can’t rush it back.”Robinson wasn’t Grant’s only former DeMatha Catholic (Maryland) High School teammate at media day, as his brother Jerian Grant represented Notre Dame and senior guard Quinn Cook was there with Duke. Jerian echoed Robinson’s projection of a “week or two” for Jerami’s return and said that wanting to prove he was worthy of a first-round pick is adding to the frustration of not being on the court.“He felt like he was a first-round talent, so he’s just out there to prove that he was,” Jerian said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter foregoing his final two years of eligibility with the Orange, Grant fell to Philadelphia at the 39th pick in the second round. The 76ers open their season in Indiana on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Grant is on the roster with former SU teammate and reigning NBA Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams.But he won’t be playing just yet and according to multiple reports he’s considering spending time in the NBA’s Developmental League to get back to full strength.Grant missed time as a sophomore with SU last season with a back injury and couldn’t play in the 2013 FIBA Under-19 World Championship for the Team USA Under-19 team due to mononucleosis.Because they’ve seen him claw back before, Jerian, Robinson and Cook all said they wouldn’t be surprised if Grant was back ahead of schedule and working himself into the rotation in Philadelphia.“He’s just working to get out there and it might set him back a little bit,” said Cook, who’s been playing with Grant since the two were 7 years old. “But at the same time, he’s living his dream right now.” Comments
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