Construction and Infrastructure

Multi-million pound rooftop restaurant and office development gets official blessing

Written by: Andrew Merrell | Posted 28 August 2020 11:08

Multi-million pound rooftop restaurant and office development gets official blessing

A family run construction firm charged with the multi-million pound refurbishment of Cheltenham’s landmark Quadrangle building has staged a rooftop topping-out ceremony to mark progress at the site. 

The high-profile project first came to public attention back in January 2018 with work starting on-site in September last year and estimated to see investment of between £8 million and £10 million.

Its new owners, an unnamed pension fund, hired construction firm Beard for the task of re-purposing the 1970s-built offices at the junction of Promenade and Imperial Square into a modern work space and aforementioned restaurant.

Joint agents Hartnell Taylor Cook and John Ryde Commercial have confirmed 15,000sq ft of office space has already let of what promises to be an equally stunning interior.

It was the restaurant which caught the media and public’s attention, and the traditional topping-out ceremony fittingly chose to make the most of that very space. 

Jamie Harwood, operations director at Beard, which has offices in Bristol, Swindon, Oxford and Guildford, said: “Buildings such as the Quadrangle are important to the towns and communities they serve. 

Beyond providing much-needed workspace and leisure facilities, it is an iconic building, and by virtue of its location has a wider significance to the town’s residents.  

“It is a great honour for Beard to be part of this project and we have been committed – even with the difficulties imposed by Covid-19 – to keeping this important work on track, and to delivering on our promise of prompt and faultless delivery.”

Cllr Steve Jordan, leader of Cheltenham Borough Council, said: “I was delighted to have the opportunity to see the Quadrangle refurbishment first-hand 

“The Quadrangle is in a key location and the refurbishment is an important investment in our town centre next to the Imperial Gardens and town hall. 

The new roof top restaurant certainly promises that extra wow-factor. I very much look forward to seeing its completion.”

When complete the building will also be home to four storeys of premium, modern commercial space.

Pictured above: Artist's impressions of the restaurant.

The Quadrangle is said to occupy a significant location in Cheltenham, close to the Grade-2 listed town hall, and overlooking the spa town’s famous Regency-era Promenade and Imperial Gardens.  

The rooftop restaurant will help make the Quadrangle a destination in its own right, as well as providing high-quality office and retail space.  

Work is due to be completed at the end of February 2021. 

Expressions of interest for the retail and restaurant space should be directed to joint agents Hartnell Taylor Cook and John Ryde Commercial. 

Currently just over 15,000 sq ft of office and ground floor space is under offer, and any further office enquiries should go to John Ryde Commercial. 

To find out more contact James Woodard, at Hartnell Taylor Cook, on 0117 923 9234 or 

Or contact Tim Smith at John Ryde Commercial on 01242 576 276 or 

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