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Chapel House, 296 High Street, Cheltenham

The property is Grade II Listed and is the former Cheltenham Chapel dating from around 1809 which was converted in the 1980s to provide office accommodation with an extension to the rear.

The layout is over two floors and presently comprises open plan office accommodation with a reception, server room, staff area and WC facilties on the ground floor with three meeting rooms, a kitchen and WC facilities on the first floor.

Access between the floors is provided by way of three staircases, one located in the extension to the rear of the property and two at the front of the main building.

The property has been finished to a good specification throughout and includes air conditioning, central heating via radiators, painted plastered ceilings and walls, carpet, access entry system, an intruder alarm and LED lighting to part. Two 1 Gbps fibre lines have been installed.

There are two external storerooms, one housing the central heating boiler. Parking is provided to the front and rear for apporximately 10 cars.

The property has an EPC Rating of D-81. Certificate Ref No: 0240-0230-8312-8095-8006.

Location details:

The property is situated in the spa town of Cheltenham which has a population of approximately 110,000 and lies in the heart of the Cotswolds.

There are excellent road communications with the M5 motorway lying on the Western fringes of the town and the main A40 road providing access to the West Country, Oxford, and London to the East.

There is in addition a main line railway station in the town forming a link to London Paddington with journey time of just under two hours. The property itself is located just off the High Street location on the fringe of the town centre adjacent to Cheltenham Spa Bowling Club and a small public park, Jenner Gardens.

It is a short distance from The Brewery leisure and retail development and also Cheltenham's best-known retail road, The Promenade.


Approximate net internal area

Ground Floor

Offices: 199.91 sq m (2,152 sq ft)

Server room: 7.09 sq m (76 sq ft)


Subtotal: 207.00 sq m (2,228 sq ft)

First Floor

Offices: 227.66 sq m (2,451 sq ft)

Kitchen: 4.87 sq m (52 sq ft)


Subtotal: 232.53 sq m (2,503 sq ft)

TOTAL: 439.53 sq m (4,731 sq ft)


The assessment presently appearing on the Valuation Office Agency website is as follows:

Rateable Value: £47,000

Rate in £ 2020/2021: 0.499

Prospective occupiers are advised to check with the Local Authority to establish any transitional relief that may be applicable.


The property has been used as offices which fall within Class B1 of the Use Classes Order 1987. It may suite alternative uses subject to the necessary consents being obtained.


The property is offered by way of a new full repairing and insuring lease for a term to be agreed.


The property is elected for VAT.

Legal costs:

Each party to bear their own legal costs incurred in the transaction.


Ash & Co 

Simon McKeag: 07737 691453

Harry Pontifex: 01242 255242

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