Converting an office into flats - Case Study


Conversion to flats including new entrance and facade upgrades


Oriel House, Oriel Road, Cheltenham, GL50

In Brief:

Easton Bevins was commissioned to secure planning approval for converting a 1970’s 4-storey office block into 15 individual apartments. 

The site lies just 450m from Cheltenham Town Centre and close to the much sought-after Montpelier area offering around 12,000 sq.ft. of internal floor space with under-croft parking for 15 vehicles.

Easton Bevins embraced the challenge of designing the conversion of the building to respond to the local housing needs with a range of bespoke apartments, without sacrificing usable floor area.

Two small extensions were incorporated into the final design providing essential building services and sustainable travel storage. Each was framed in steel and finished with Cor-ten weathering steel to provide a visual contrasting to the style of the main building façade. The original building, a mix of render and brick, was externally insulated and finally rendered in a cream colour that is sympathetic to the local architecture. 

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