Landmark city centre office would make ideal headquarters

Lauriston House

Businesses looking for a prestigious headquarters location in the heart of Cheltenham are being steered to the iconic Lauriston House – which has become available to rent for the first time in 30 years.

Bruton Knowles has been instructed to find new occupiers for this landmark 7,033 sq ft detached Georgian property located at the gateway to Montpellier with its characteristic regency style buildings, gardens and squares.

Dorian Wragg, Partner and Head of Commercial at Bruton Knowles said: “Lauriston House is one of the most prominent and imposing Georgian Villas in Cheltenham. It has been occupied by the freeholder and is now available to rent for the first time in 30 years. I am not expecting it to be on the market for too long.”

Architecturally the building is of great appeal with a flight of six steps leading from the landscaped grounds to a central entrance comprising four fluted columns and full height Tower of Winds capitals.

Internally, the building retains many of the original features that exemplify this style of architecture including high ceilings, deep sash windows, marble fire places and fine cornice detail at high level. There are Juliette balconies at both ground and first floor levels.

Dorian said: “Overlooking the junction of Lansdown Road and Parabola Road, it is very conveniently located, not only for good road access to Junction 11 of the M5 motorway but also on the edge of the Town Centre with parking.”

Cheltenham offers a high quality mix of retail, restaurants and leisure facilities and schools and remains a prime destination within the county. The recent completion of the extension to the Brewery Quarter and commitment by John Lewis underlines this.

Lauriston House dates from the 1840s and is Grade II listed and offers eight dedicated parking spaces. This impressive period building comprises a detached four storey (including a basement) building with a more modern extension to the rear. The basement has both internal and independent external access to the side of the building.

Dorian explained: “Architecturally, the building is of great appeal and includes many attractive features such as a grand portico, deep sash windows, an ornate parapet and pilasters with fine cornice detail at high level.”

The property sits within its own plot in a highly visible and prestigious location making an ideal headquarters building.