Air Ballon Road, Summerhill, Bristol, BS5

Guide price

Former Methodist Church in established residential area with approximate parking for 20 vehicles. OFFERS CLOSED - 12 noon on Wednesday 25th October 2023

This modern former Methodist church was constructed in the late 1980's when three local Methodist congregations joined together. The single building stands within the site of one of the former chapels.

The site and buildings are located in an established residential area, surrounded by residential dwellings, a care home and doctors' surgery.

The plot has a frontage to Air Balloon Road (a principal distributor road) with a depth of 12 metres and an approximate area of 0.44 acres.

The building is steel framed with brick faced cavity walls, under a pitched roof clad with heavy concrete tiles. Ceilings are formed with suspended acoustic tile, and walls internally are rendered, plastered and painted with emulsion. Floors are of solid construction.

The accommodation comprises:

Main Auditorium (10.4 x 9.5m) with storage cupboards off (each 2.5 x 1.8m approximately). Folding screen to enable subdivision to form Meeting Room (9.4 x 4.6m). Vestibule (5.7 x 4.6m). Fitted Kitchen (4.5 x 3.0m). Meeting Room/Vestry/Store (5.9 x 3.6m). Male, Female and Disabled adapted cloakrooms. Hall (9.4 x 5.4m) with built-in cupboards.

Outside is a surfaced parking for approximately 20 vehicles.


Summerhill Methodist Church is situated in the St George district of Bristol on the eastern edge of the city boundary.

St George was a mining area from the early 19th century until 1904 when the last fireclay mines were abandoned. Troopers Hill was declared as a Local Nature Reserve in 1995 with Troopers' Hill chimney being a local landmark.

The nearest rail stations are Lawrence Hill and Stapleton Road.


Viewings are by appointment only on the following dates:

1. Wednesday 4th October 2023 - 11am to 12.30pm

2. Tuesday 17th October 2023 - 11am to 12.30pm

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

Town & Country Planning

We have not been informed of any onerous covenants or restrictions which affect the title.

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

Any use not including residential use -

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

All planning enquiries should be direction to the Local Authority - Bristol City Council

The buildings are not listed or within a designated Conservation Area.

Services & Tenure

1. The site is offered for sale with freehold title.

2. We are informed that mains water, electricity, gas and drainage are connected to the property.

Method of Sale

The property is offered for sale by informal tender, offers must be made in writing no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 25th October 2023.

These should be submitted on the offer form which is available from ourselves, so as to ensure that all information required is received. The offer may be returned by hand, posted to our Cirencester office or by email 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 before or after the closing date, with all parties that have made an offer being notified accordingly.

Important Information

1. The land marked in blue on the map will be retained by the managing trustees and the land in red will be transferred to the buyer. The managing trustees will reserve vehicular and pedestrian rights of access over the red land to the land in blue.

2. Due to a badger set being located on the land a badger survey has been undertaken and can be made available upon request.

3. An information pack can be emailed to you or downloaded from the Perry Bishop website.


01285 238859

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