Working with Watkin Property Ventures the private property company of the Watkin Jones family, Longacre and Watkin PV purchased the former Hollis building on the Lower Bristol Road, Bath.

Comprising of approx. 7,500sqft the stone industrial building is currently the home of Mercy In Action a national charity. We are promoting the redevelopment of the site for approx. 120 student bedrooms and the re-provision of a new HQ for Mercy In Action on the ground floor.

The first application was refused after 15 months however the principle of student accommodation was confirmed as being compliant with policy, as well as securing EA approval, Biodiversity net gain from green roof and green wall and community benefit in retaining Mercy In Action.

In May 2021 we submitted a second new application which is being reviewed at the time of publishing this website.