Beard completes work on the Quadrangle
Swindon-based construction firm Beard has completed redevelopment work on the landmark Quadrangle building in Cheltenham, which includes the town’s first ever rooftop restaurant.
The Quadrangle, which sits on the corner of Cheltenham’s Imperial Square and Promenade, has been sensitively re-imagined to create contemporary commercial space with heritage at its heart.
The building now includes four storeys of premium office space which will help meet the needs of the town’s vibrant business community.
Along with ground floor retail and restaurant space, the exciting addition of a discreet rooftop restaurant will give diners spectacular views across the tree-tops of Montpellier.
The rooftop restaurant is a first for the Gloucestershire town and is the crowning achievement of the impressive multi-million-pound refurbishment project, promising to make the Quadrangle a destination in its own right.
Jamie Harwood, director at Beard Swindon said: “It is a privilege to work on such a prominent local building, whose transformation is being so enthusiastically received. 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.
“The redevelopment has modernised the building, while remaining faithful to the building’s heritage, and the team has done a great job ensuring the build has been completed against the backdrop of the pandemic.
“As a family-run construction firm, Beard has always believed in the importance of inspiring spaces, whether that’s for learning, working or leisure. The redevelopment of the Quadrangle will certainly inspire and we look forward to seeing businesses thriving in the new space.”
Visitors to the building will appreciate the environmental design considerations which include new solar panels on the roof, generating energy to be used within the building.
To make the building more energy efficient, the development involved the replacement of all 400 windows and the addition of feature surrounds which incorporate a choice of naturally ventilated or fully air-conditioned space.
“The transformation of the Quadrangle has been spectacular,” said Kevin Seville, Head of Property at the pension fund who own the building. “Despite the challenges of the pandemic, the Beard team have delivered a project that is an exciting addition to Cheltenham. A real team effort, as part of a wider project team, they realised the design from AWW Architects, creating a vibrant work and social space that’s set to become a ‘must-visit’ destination in the town.”
The first office tenant has already been announced, with award-winning digital solutions and services provider, iPipeline to take 8,805 sq ft of premium office space on the second floor.
Published: 01 July 2021