Civic Society looking to give overhaul to refurbish their Parmoor home in Cambray Place, Cheltenham
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The refurbishment of Cheltenham Civic Society’s new home in the town centre will hopefully act as an inspiration for others, the organisation has said. It has submitted a planning application by Edge Design Workshop to transform the two-storey building in Cambray Place, called Parmoor, with four apartments above a meeting hall.
One of the main aims of the proposals will be the full restoration of the Regency frontage by replacing the existing render with stone ashlar. The forecourt will also be radically changed from the current tarmac hardstanding to an attractively landscaped garden with railings and provision of a drop-off and loading space.
The garden will also feature a curved ramp leading up to give level access to the front door. You can see how it would look at the top of this article and how it looks now, below.
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Cheltenham Civic Society chair Andrew Booton said: “We think that this will set a new standard for how the forecourts of other townhouses could be redesigned and hope that it will inspire others in the town centre to up their game."
The scheme is designed to give the Society versatile space for its activities while four apartments will secure a long-term income stream. It is also expected that other organisations will wish to hire this town centre venue for their meetings and events.
The new space will seat nearly 100 people, with supporting facilities including a separate meeting room, toilets and a refreshment area, plus an office for the Society’s use. “These facilities will give the Civic Society a significant presence in the town centre and the secure income stream will enhance our ability to support the wider community,” added Mr Booton.
The plans can be viewed and commented on here