Cheltenham listed building plans restoration and extension

A new proposal has been submitted to rejuvenate a mansion from the 18th century and extend the property in order to repurpose it.

The ambitious designs could see Sherborne House in Gloucestershire’s Cheltenham restored, creating a new event and exhibition space for the arts, with amenities including a restaurant and café.

The application recently submitted by the Sherborne House Trust 2018 follows extensive preparatory work to revitalise the former site of Lord Digby’s School for Girls. The Trust aims to convert the mansion into a local arts venue that would include temporary office space, artisan workshops and studios for artists, while a multi-functional rear extension would be constructed with a modern design.

Sherborne House Trust 2018’s Chris Mitchell commented on the proposal:

“It represents the best possible opportunity to bring the heritage asset off the Buildings at Risk register. We’re extremely excited and once the extensive restoration has been completed, we hope this magnificent building will be an integral part of the town again.”

From enterprises expanding for events to property owners considering house extensions in Tarporley and Cheltenham, architects can assist planners to make the most of available space on site. From the positioning of entry points to letting natural light into living spaces, architects can offer expert advice and help draw up professional plans.

To help guide and strengthen its support, the Trust has been working alongside both Dorset Council and Historic England on its proposals. The project’s long-term goal is to present Sherborne House with financial viability.

Posted by Mark
November 2, 2020

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