The Montpellier Chapter hotel designed by MAKE architects is the latest refurbishment of a hotel that has changed over six times in the last century. This refurbishment incorporates and unifies the grade two listed existing building with contemporary new amenities. Since it was first built as a private villa residence in 1847, the building has had numerous extensions, many of which lacked clarity and care and progressively eroded its character and aesthetic. The Grade II listed building became a hotel at the turn of the 20th century, and is located in the Bayshill Estate Conservation Area within the chic Montpellier district of Cheltenham. Under the client’s brief of ‘Contemporary England’, the vision was to resuscitate the building’s time-expired accommodation, simplify circulation and extend the building with contemporary additions, transforming it into a luxurious new destination hotel. The building has already been proven to be adaptable, having stood the test of time, this new extension is built in precast concrete in order to be as durable as the existing building and it is hoped that it will last as long.
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