Bristol City Council has acted very quickly on receipt of the report from Purcell. The City Council will be appointing agents and marketing the Mansion for disposal on a long lease, probably 99 or 125 years.
There is no information yet on likely timescales for the process but officers state that they wish to get on with it and resolve the future of the Mansion without delay.
Bristol Civic Society has been invited to act as a “critical friend” during this process. Details of this role are yet to be resolved.
We welcome the decision to market Ashton Court Mansion – there is clearly no funding within the City Council to carry out such a challenging renovation and there does appear to be private sector interest.
More details as they emerge.