The Parabola Arts Centre - Cheltenham Ladies College

Whilst at Foster Wilson Architects David was responsible for this project which involved the refurbishment of a Grade II* listed Regency villa to provide new front of house and teaching accommodation with a new 325 seat auditorium wihch replaced a 1970s office extension. Although the theatre was a built as a facility for the students of the college it is also used as a public arts centre by the local community.

New landscaping enabled a reduction in the existing car parking provision which allowed the original 19th century garden layout with perimeter hedging and carriage drive to be reinstated. The project involved careful negotiations with the conservation authorities and local residents to provide a scheme that is sympathetic to the listed building and conservation area.