Welcome to Longacre
Longacre is a property development business covering the South West of England with an initial concentration in Bath and Bristol.
Having established Longacre as a trusted development firm, delivering high quality contemporary schemes which are sympathetic to their setting, we are now seeking to build on this reputation and are keen to pursue new relationships with vendors or landowners wishing to sell or for joint ventures.
Amongst our portfolio of successful schemes we have been responsible for the development of residential accommodation in prominent locations in the South West and have gained a reputation for expertly delivering high quality refurbishment of listed buildings.
8/9 Old King Street
This derelict property, formally used for retail storage, has offered a unique opportunity to create a family home in the centre of a World Heritage City. Longacre will work to return this building to its original use and create a high-quality four-bed townhouse close to Queen Square. The project will look to emphasise the extensive original features including the renovation of historic plasterwork and joinery and the reinstatement of sash windows. The property will also boast a small courtyard.
6/7 John Street
Longacre’s proposals will reinstate the missing top floors of this building helping to complete the street scene. The ground floor has consent for commercial use, either retail or restaurant, and will enhance John Street with an attractive and active shop front. The upper levels will enable the creation of six much-needed quality city centre apartments. The scheme will include a pair of two-bed apartments and four one-bed apartments with lift access.
9/14 Milsom Street
This exciting project will see a number of existing residential units, situated on Bath’s most iconic shopping street, stylishly refurbished. Longacre will turn 10 run-down flats into 14 luxury apartments. The scheme will be a mix of studio, one and two-bed apartments offering their new occupiers an exclusive Bath address. Access will be from Milsom Street and the project will involve the sensitive renovation of a former entrance way into the Jolly’s department store, including the restoration of a beautiful peacock mosaic.
This Grade I Listed Building dates from around 1800 and was originally five Georgian townhouses. Over the years the townhouses were knocked through to make a hotel before being converted into sheltered housing in the 1970s.
One Bilbury Lane
This project involved the transformation of neglected former council-owned office space above prominent retail space in a Grade I Listed Building.
This Grade II Listed property had stood empty for a number years and had previously been used for sheltered flats and community space on the ground floor.
These two vacant council-owned terraced properties had fallen into a state of disrepair and were an eyesore along a main road into the city of Bath.
Meet The Team
Longacre is owned and run by Mark Tyrrell and Julian Emery. Combined they have more than 50 years’ of experience within the sector and are both highly respected within the industry.
Mark originally trained in London with Hillier Parker and DTZ and set up the Agency Department of DTZ’s Bristol office in 1993. As sole Director he was involved in several landmark schemes such as Bristol Harbourside and Aztec West. Mark has since spent five years with the Unite Group as a Development Director and ten years at Deeley Freed Estates as Director and shareholder, where in the latter years he was involved in initiating and delivering residential projects mainly in Bath.
Julian started his career with Ernest Ireland Construction, where he spent 15 years managing retail and educational projects in the South West for clients such as Marks and Spencer and the University of Bristol. In 1998 he returned to the family firm Emerys of Bath, which specialises in listed buildings, and the refurbishment and restoration market.