The Cheltenham Ladies' College

The Cheltenham Ladies' College

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Quattro were selected through limited competition to design a new boarding house for The Cheltenham Ladies’ College, their first new boarding house to be built in over 30 years.

The client brief was to provide accommodation for 66 students that would exceed the school space standards on a constrained site in the heart of Cheltenham’s conservation area. Early consultation with the planners and conservation department was essential and has lead to a contemporary approach that still manages to reflect the traditional values of the College and the local Regency Vernacular Architecture.

In all the work, sustainable and energy efficient design has been paramount. This was of particular interest to the students and Quattro have worked with them to ensure their requirements are met and monitored.

Quattro’s relationship with The Cheltenham Ladies’ College has developed from working on the boarding house refurbishment programme to other strategic and feasibility plans, including a space audit of the CLC estate and presentations of the findings with the leadership team to the college council.