Cheltenham Civic Society’s restoration project has taken a significant step forward

Cheltenham Civic Society's restoration project for its new home, Parmoor, has taken a significant step forward with submitting the planning application by the local architectural firm Edge Design Workshop. The proposed changes include converting the forecourt from tarmac hardstanding to a landscaped garden with railings and a drop-off and loading area. A curved ramp will provide level access to the front door, making the garden more inclusive and accessible.

Andrew Booton, Chair of Cheltenham Civic Society, expressed excitement about the project, stating that they believe it will set a new standard for redesigning townhouse forecourts and hope it will inspire others in the town centre to follow suit.

The renovated Parmoor space will provide the Civic Society with versatile areas for its activities, such as seating for nearly 100 people, a separate meeting room, toilets, a refreshment area, and an office for the society's use. In addition, four apartments within the building will generate a long-term income stream for society while also allowing other organisations to hire attractive town centre venues for meetings and events.

Mr Booton emphasised that the Civic Society will have a prominent presence in the town centre due to these facilities. A steady income will improve their ability to help others in the community.

For more information about this exciting restoration project by Cheltenham Civic Society, please visit their website here or, if you are visiting Cheltenham, do get in touch with them for a visit!