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Former hotel built by Brunel on sale for £6 million as Bristol City Council plans to move out

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Written by: Gavin Thompson | Posted 09 July 2015 15:47

Former hotel built by Brunel on sale for £6 million as Bristol City Council plans to move out

A former hotel turned office building built by Brunel is up for sale with a £6 million price tag.

Brunel House in St George’s Road, off Park Street, was originally designed in the mid-nineteenth century by Isambard Kingdom Brunel as a hotel for travellers who were en route to America having journeyed from London on Brunel’s Great Western Railway.

They would then embark on the ss Great Britain to continue their trip. Since then, the building has had a variety of uses.

It was redeveloped behind the listed façade in the early 1980s and, since then, has been occupied by Bristol City Council’s planning department.

The council is moving out, relocating the planning team to other once the refurbishment of City Hall is completed next year.

Zoe Sharpe of property consultants JLL, which is handling the sale, said: “Due to its flexible design in a very attractive setting and location, the building lends itself to a variety of possible future uses including hotel and residential, as well as offices.”

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