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Pates Grammar School, Cheltenham

Pate’s Grammar School is one of the country’s most successful grammar schools and its high academic achievements are supported by an estate that boasts outstanding facilities. Quattro Design Architects have been the architects of choice for Pate’s for a decade delivering projects that have ranged from small refurbishments through to multi-million-pound new builds.

The newly completed Sixth Form Centre at Pate’s is a celebration of learning and cannot help but excite and invigorate pupils and staff who work within its walls.



The project included remodelling the school to create 11 classrooms and constructing a new 1000sq.m building at the front of the school, for an expansion of 150 students. Spatial drama throughout provides an uplifting environment for all its users. This was achieved by an extremely tight budget, funded by the ESFA under the Conditions Improvement Fund, which demonstrates the skill and experience of the design team.



Traditionally procured, the new build cost (excluding external works) for the new build was £2,185.00/m2 and the refurbishment was £130.00/m2. Quattro acted as lead consultant, interior designer, project manager and clerk of works, supporting the school throughout the whole process.



NDC with intelligent design and Quattro’s close working relationship with the school has achieved an enormous amount for relatively little: a real exemplar of what good architecture can bring to school design.