Rivershill House



Telereal Trillium and Freemantle Developments




c£10 million

A tired office building in the centre of Cheltenham has been given a new lease of life as a modern apartment block.

The challenge

The opportunity arose to redevelop Rivershill House in Cheltenham, a large office building which had been mostly empty for several years and, despite continued marketing, failed to attract new occupiers.

The challenge was to take the redundant 1970s office building, set in a conservation area, and give it a new lease of life by converting it to residential use in an imaginative and sustainable manner.

Our approach

Given the site’s location within central Cheltenham, the most appropriate alternative use was for residential apartments. The site could provide sustainably located homes where residents have access to local services, amenities and employment associated with the nearby town centre and surrounding urban area.

We developed a scheme to convert the 1960s office building into modern new apartments, along with a major extension along the frontage and new penthouse level.

“I have worked with Roberts Limbrick for a number of years on different schemes. For Rivershill, their design flair and skills have really helped to transform this building into a fantastic, contemporary residential scheme that we're really proud of."

Mike Roberts, Delivery Director, Telereal Trillium

The results

The development provides a total of 63 one, two and three-bed apartments along with a communal gym and storage facilities. The tired office building that once detracted from the conservation area has been turned into an exciting, contemporary apartment block that makes a real architectural statement with high quality details and materials.