Stanley Street South / West Street, Bristol, Somerset, BS3

Guide price

The Bedminster URC in Bristol was constructed in the late 19th Century and extended in more recent years. It comprises of church, hall, meeting rooms, ancillary accommodation and parking. Great possibility for redevelopment (STPP). OFFER DEADLINE CLOSED 28TH FEB 2024


We are delighted to be working together again with the United Reformed Church to sell this property in Bristol.

Bedminster United Reformed Church was constructed in the late 19th Century having been extended in more recent years.

It comprises of church, hall, meeting rooms and ancillary accommodation together with onsite parking in an area of established Victorian housing with some commercial and tertiary retail frontages.

The site has frontage to West Street of 21 metres, main frontage to residential Stanley Street South of 31 metres and Buckingham Street of 21 metres.

The buildings are presently arranged as follows:

Entrance vestibule (from Stanley Street South)

Church 19m x 8.75m

Vestry 4m x 3.65m

Office 4m x 3.5m

Community Rooms include -

Ground Floor:

Hall (15m x 10M) with dais, entrance lobby, cloakrooms and fitted kitchen.

First Floor:

Three meeting rooms/stores (12m x 4m approximately)

The site has great possibility for redevelopment - subject to planning permission with the approximate gross external floor area of the buildings being 380m2.

There is no burial ground with this property.


Bedminster is on the south side of the city with a high concentration of residential and commercial properties including family butchers, bakers, jewellers, antique shops, vintage boutiques etc. The city centre is just a short drive away where you will find retail shops, pubs, restaurants, theatres, cinemas, museums, art galleries together with historic landmarks from Brunel to Banksy.


Viewings are by appointment only on the following dates:

1. Wednesday 31st January 2024, 10.30am to 12pm

2. Wednesday 14th February 2024, 10.30am to 12pm

Please call the Land team on 01285 646770 to book your appointment.


The buildings are not listed as being of architectural or historic interest and do not stand in a designated Conservation Area.

Mains water, electricity drainage and gas are connected and there is a gas fired central heating system.


The present use of the Church is within Class F1 - Learning & Non-Residential Institutions. This would permit the following:-

a) For the provision of education

b) For the display of artwork (not for sale or hire) c) As a museum

d) As a public library or public reading room

e) As a public hall or exhibition hall

f) For, or in connection with public worship or religious instruction

g) As a law court


The property is offered for sale by informal tender, offers must be made in writing no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 28th February 2024.

These should be submitted on the offer form to ensure that all information required is received. Please email your offer to

It is the bidder's responsibility to ensure that their offer is received by the prescribed deadline, and the vendor is not bound to accept the highest or any offer. A decision will be made asap after the closing date, with all parties that have made an offer being notified accordingly.


There will be a 50% overage for a term of 15 years for any change of use consent (whatever it may be) that results in an uplift in value over and above the existing value without these consents, will trigger overage.

The sale will be subject to the standard United Reformed Church covenants – copy available on request.

01285 238859

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