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Latheram House shortlisted for design award

Later living specialist Pegasus has revealed that Latheram House, its contemporary over 60s community in Cheltenham, has been shortlisted for a Housing Design Award 2021.

The industry accolade which dates back to 1948 takes into consideration new developments relationships to the neighbourhood, the appearance and design, sustainability in construction, finishes, detailing and workmanship, to name a few of the judges' criteria.

Judges made up of industry experts, government officials and enthusiasts will now visit Latheram House and other shortlisted projects to assess first-hand before making their decision.

Situated on Clarence Street in the centre of Cheltenham, the retirement living complex is said to be inspired by the town's historic courtyards and cloisters and features a public thoroughfare, connecting the residential quarter to the town centre.

The scheme comprises 67 independent living one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and two cottages. Homeowners and renters can make use landscaped courtyards, a social kitchen and owners' lounge for spending time with friends and neighbours.

Mike Gill, regional managing director of Lifestory North & Midlands (owners of Pegasus) said: "We're absolutely delighted to be shortlisted for a Housing Design Award, it's a great accolade that's prestigious in the industry.

"Latheram House is one of three communities Lifestory has worked hard to create in Cheltenham and it has so much to offer those in later life looking for a new home in a central location.

"We're looking forward to safely welcoming the Judges to view the homes and experience the calming outdoor spaces for themselves."

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