GHA’s recently completed One Bayshill Road scheme has been honoured by Cheltenham Civic Society in their biennial awards for new buildings, restoration, environmental improvements and green buildings. The Award was presented by the Mayor of Cheltenham, Councillor Bernard Fisher and was accepted on behalf of GHA by Senior Architect Illyas Maljee and Technical Architect Cristina Rubio who had played important roles on the project.
The awards are intended to encourage and recognise good design and build quality, and in the New Buildings and Structures category were looking for schemes that contribute to the quality and appearance of the townscape, taking into account the physical context of their location. The judges commented “The 1960s former Kraft building located between two Regency villas has been demolished and replaced by an uncompromisingly modern infill and extension. The juxtaposition of old and new works well, with careful detailing where the two interface.”
Illyas Maljee said “We’re delighted to have won this award so soon after completion. We have worked hard with PegasusLife to transform these Grade II listed Georgian villas into an extra care home that aims to redefine retirement living. Over 30 years ago the houses were clumsily combined into one property as St George’s House, these insensitive additions have been removed and replaced and the villas’ garden setting and railings have been reinstated. We hope that the residents enjoy the high specification of their new homes, as well as the facilities like the hydrotherapy spa, lounge and restaurant.”