The main Cheltenham College campus fronts Bath Road within the centre of Cheltenham, and comprises a range of historic buildings (all Grade II* or Grade II listed) and a large sports field. The site forms part of Cheltenham’s Central Conservation Area and is only part of a wider College Campus that extends into the neighbouring area. The site is a key feature of the conservation area and a landmark within Cheltenham.
Cheltenham College are undertaking a comprehensive refurbishment and reorganisation of its senior school kitchen and dining facilities. Much of the kitchen and dining areas had been affected by internal alterations carried out in the mid-20th century when less consideration was given to the status of the building as a heritage asset. It is now intended to provide a comprehensive approach to not only solve the current problems faced by the College, but to give the building a more sympathetic treatment and acknowledge its importance as a heritage asset for the site and Cheltenham as a whole.
The design proposal was primarily contained to internal alterations which included partial demolition of walls; creation of new openings; new partitions; installation of new cooking equipment; provision of new cold stores and prep areas; a new mezzanine floor; roof lights (within the Hardy Lecture Theatre) and additional extraction equipment. Externally the only change was to alter the entrance into the kitchen/dining area (Quad); and changes to the roof that include new and replacement extraction equipment plus new roof lights.
Planning and Listed Building Consent was granted in June 2017 and the project completed in February 2018.