Property: Bristol school takes extra space as it continues to expand

May 4, 2012

The Bristol office of property consultants Alder King has let two buildings on Cheltenham Road in the city to the nearby Colston’s Girls’ School.

The all-girl academy will use the properties, which together make up 174 Cheltenham Road, for additional teaching space as it continues to expand.

A modern 3,890 sq ft two-storey office building at the rear of the property will be used for The Dolphin School, Colston’s Girls’ new primary school which opens in September with 30 pupils – a number which will later increase to 60 and include boys as well as girls for the first time.

The property also includes a recently-refurbished Colonial-style period property with 2,704 sq ft over four floors which will provide accommodation for the school’s expanding sixth form.

Colston’s Girls’ has undergone a major programme of refurbishment and construction since converting from a selective, independent school to became a State-funded academy in 2008.

Today it has more than 700 pupils and the two new properties will add much-needed teaching accommodation.

Tom Dugay of Alder King’s Bristol office said: “The proximity of this accommodation made it a natural acquisition for Colston’s Girls’ School, allowing it to expand its outstanding teaching facilities without having to move away from it well-known location.”

The school has taken the property on a 20 -ear lease at a quoting rent of £12.50 per sq ft. Alder King acted on behalf of the landlord who is a private individual.


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