Cheltenham Civic Society is seeking a new home in the centre of Cheltenham.
To enable the move, the Society is marketing Parmoor House in Montpellier through Savills and aims to use the proceeds to purchase more suitable and accessible premises in the town centre.
The Civic Society was originally given Parmoor House by Lord Parmoor in 1964 but, whilst it is an exceptional building in one of Cheltenham’s most prestigious terraces, the building is obviously better suited for residential use rather than as a venue for meetings and events.
The Society is therefore looking for a freehold property that fulfils as many as possible of its essential and desirable criteria. These include a lecture room for up to 100 people, a meeting room, office and archives space, and disabled access and toilets.
The new property could also provide an opportunity for the Society to save a worthy building from dilapidation or revitalise one and thereby help to uplift its location.
Andrew Booton said: “Parmoor House has served the Civic Society for almost 60 years but we owe it to both the building and the Society to find a home more suited to our needs.
“We may even be fortunate enough to find a property that could benefit from an uplift and even generate a surplus to fund projects of benefit to our town.
“We would also like to thank all those who have used and supported Parmoor House over the years, and we look forward to welcoming them to our new home.”