Lypiatt Lodge

RRA Architects > Lypiatt Lodge
  • Located in one of Cheltenham’s most prestigious areas, Lypiatt Lodge presented the challenge of converting a Grade II Listed building into 13 traditional and elegant apartments.
  • Status: Completed 2019
  • Location: Montpellier, Cheltenham
  • Value: >£2m
  • Contractor: T Riley Developments
  • Structural Engineer: Simpson Associates
  • Photo Credit: Savills, Cheltenham
  • Quantity Surveyors: Ward Williams Associates
  • Specialist Tanking Contractor: Guardian Preservation
  • Kitchen and Bathroom Suppliers: Bence Builders Merchants
  • Project Value: 18 Months
  • Categories: Conservation / Heritage, Residential-Developer
  • Tags: Cheltenham, Conservation, Conservation / Heritage, Conversion, Gloucestershire, Grade 2* Listed, Interior Design, Listed, Refurbishment, Residential Developer

Constructed c1840-50 the property originally consisted of two semi-detached early Victorian villas. From the nineties the building operated as a care home and had been well maintained over the years with the added benefit of a lift already in situ.

In converting the stunning building it was important to retain the heritage, presenting the challenge of combining character with modern living standards. The restoration involved meticulous detail to the period features, such as the cornicing and original shutters.

Minimal historic fabric could be removed in order to meet planning policy for the conversion and the entire works had to be very sensitively carried out. This required significant creativity to divide the floors into appropriate apartment layouts.

The property has received much attention with several apartments sold before reaching the open market.