Carter Jonas Appointed by Bath Quakers to Oversee Sale of Friends Meeting House
Date of Article
Jan 23 2020

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Philip Marshall
Partner - Commercial Agency
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Three career highlights 2016:

Off-market acquisition prime Bath retail and office Investment
Off-market acquisition prime Bath offices for growing Plc
Brexit straddling Travel Lodge Investment acquisition

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Carter Jonas has been appointed by Bath Quakers to oversee the sale of their current premises, located within a Grade II Listed building, known as Friends Meeting House, situated on York Street in Bath. 

Comprising almost 3,300 sq ft of D1 planning space, there may be scope for change of use, subject to planning. Previously, it was granted consent to be used as a restaurant, but the agents are anticipating interest for a variety of uses including offices, restaurant and retail.

Built in a neoclassical architectural style in 1818, Friends Meeting House is characterised by its Bath Stone exterior and its two elegant ceiling lightwells. Internally, the property has two floors of accommodation, arranged over the ground floor and basement, and comes complete with two kitchens, several meeting rooms, several WC facilities (including mobility-impaired) and shower facilities.

Accessed via a set of stone steps, there is also mobility-impaired access via a chair lift from the pavement to the ground floor. The rear of the property has a small paved area.

Situated in an unrivalled position within Bath’s city centre, Friends Meeting House is in easy proximity of a host of tourist attractions, including the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey, as well as the city’s prime retail centre, leisure landscape, and business hub.

Philip Marshall, Partner, Commercial, Carter Jonas said: “Friends Meeting House represents a once in a generation opportunity to acquire a landmark building in the heart of the city, close to Bath Abbey. After many happy years based at York Street, Bath Quakers now feel that the property exceeds their needs and are looking to downsize.

“Given the scale of the property, its flexibility, and its potential, it is an utterly unique proposition within Bath’s commercial landscape. We anticipate extensive interest and look forward to working with prospective purchasers to help realise the next chapter in this historic building’s story.”

For further information or to arrange a viewing, please contact Carter Jonas on 01225 747260.