Former Magistrates Court, Northgate, Bridgwater, TA6 3EU
Sold @ Auction £535,000
LOT 40

Lot No 40



GUIDE PRICE £395,000
SOLD PRIOR @ £535,000

Wednesday 27th September
All Saints Church Pembroke Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2HY
Legal packs will be available for inspection from 18:00.
The sale will begin promptly at 19:00


Completion is set for 8 weeks or earlier subject to mutual consent.


By appointment only with Hollis Morgan.


John York
Adams Burrows
0117 970 2240
34 Broad Street, Staple Hill, Bristol, BS16 5NS


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A imposing period property most recently used as a magistrates court arranged over two floors with GIA of approx. 14,000 Sq Ft accessed via shared driveway leading to the rear of the level site of approx. 0.64 Acres


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The property is situated in a central location in Bridgwater and benefits from a prominent roadside frontage. The immediate area is undergoing significant redevelopment which includes a recently completed McCarthy & Stone development of retirement apartments, a new primary school, leisure centre, hotel and amenity green space. Plans for this major application can be viewed online under application number 08/16/00063.
This development will also be ideally located for the new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point, which will employ 900 people once completed.


Planning has been granted to convert the property into mixed use scheme of flats and office space with a GDV of £1.95m
There may also be potential to carry out a higher density conversion, subject to obtaining the necessary planning and listed building consents.


Flat 1: 1 Bedroom Flat (104.5 sq m)
Flat 2: 2 Bedroom Flat (134.7 sq m)
Flat 3: 1 Bedroom Flat (97.8 sq m)
Flat 4: 2 Bedroom Flat (128.1 sq m)
Flat 5: 1 Bedroom Flat (71.6 sq m)
Flat 6: 1 Bedroom Flat (67.5 sq m)
Flat 7: 1 Bedroom Flat (71.9 sq m)
Flat 8: 1 Bedroom Flat (98.3 sq m)
Flat 9: 1 Bedroom Flat (69.6 sq m)
Flat 10: 2 Bedroom Flat (93.8 sq m)
Former Courtroom: (123.2 sq m)
Parking & Cycle Storage
Car Parking: 14 spaces
Cycles: 24 spaces
Motorbikes: 2 spaces


Flat 1: £200,000
Flat 2: £210,000
Flat 3: £180,000
Flat 4: £210,000
Flat 5: £165,000
Flat 6: £165,000
Flat 7: £165,000
Flat 8: £180,000
Flat 9: £165,000
Flat 10: £185,000
Office: £150,000

GDV: £1,975,000


For full details of the EPC please refer to the online legal pack.


Please be aware all purchasers are subject to a £750 + VAT (£900 inc VAT) buyer's premium which is ALWAYS payable upon exchange of contracts whether the sale is concluded before, during or after the auction date.


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Some properties may be available to buy prior to the auction.
Pre auction offers can be only submitted by completing the OFFER FORM which can be downloaded with the online legal pack - please email the COMPLETED form to –
Please note offers will not be considered until you have VIEWED the property and the COMPLETE LEGAL PACK has been released.
In the event of an offer being accepted the property will only be removed from the auction and viewings stopped once contracts have successfully EXCHANGED subject to the standard auction terms and payment of the buyer’s premium ( £900 ) to Hollis Morgan.
Contracts can be signed either via the solicitors or at the Hollis Morgan offices subject to appointment.


If you would like to arrange a survey or mortgage valuation of this Lot BEFORE the auction please instruct your appointed surveyor to contact Hollis Morgan and we will arrange access for them to inspect the property. Please note that buyers CANNOT attend the surveys and the surveyors are responsible for collecting and returning keys to the Hollis Morgan offices in Clifton.


This property is for sale by public auction and if you intend to bid please bring the following:

Proof of identity (valid passport or photo driving licence). Proof of address (bank statement, recent utility bill, council tax bill or tenancy agreement).
10% deposit payment.
Buyers premium payment.
Details of your solicitor.


We can only accept the following at the auction:

Personal or Company Cheque
Bankers Draft
Debit Card ( NOT CREDIT CARD )


If you cannot attend the auction (although we strongly advise you do) you can make a TELEPHONE or PROXY BID. This authorises the auctioneer to bid on your behalf up to a pre-set limit. Forms and relevant conditions are available to download with the online legal pack. A completed form, ID and two cheques (one for the 10% deposit and one for the Buyer's Administration Fee of £900) are required by the Auction Department at least two full working days before the auction.


We have short video guides for both buying and selling by Public Auction on the Hollis Morgan Website. If you have any further questions regarding the process please don’t hesitate to contact Auction HQ.


We are very proud of what our past clients have say about us - please visit the Hollis Morgan website to read their testimonials.


Hollis Morgan are supporting Bristol based “ Life for a Cure” as our 2017 Charity of the year which aims ‘a LIFE for a CURE’, to raise funds in support of finding the ‘Ultimate Vaccine’ for Meningitis B. We are delighted to announce that 5 % of every buyer’s premium will be donated to ‘a Life for a Cure’ which was founded as both a legacy to Ryan and to help raise awareness and valuable funds in search of the ultimate vaccine. This Bristol charity run purely on a voluntary basis is simply about working together to stop other amazing young lives being lost to meningitis. - to learn more about Ryans Story and this fantastic cause please visit there website. In 2016 we raised £4,000 for Bristol based housing charity “Home Start” to learn more visit the charity section of our website -


Planning - Full planning permission and listed building consent has been granted for the conversion of the existing two storey building to provide 10 spacious, self-contained apartments and a central office suite under the following applications:

08/16/00140 - Approved with conditions on 14th November 2016.
08/16/00141 - Approved with conditions on 14th November 2016.
08/16/00194 - Approved with conditions on 23rd December 2016.
08/16/00195 - Approved with conditions on 23rd December 2016.

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