Ridge and Partners LLP

3rd floor, Regent House, 65 Rodney Rd · 01242 230066


Ridge is a multidiscipline built environment consultancy which helps clients create better, more resilient, and highly sustainable places in which people can live, learn, work and relax. Nationally, Ridge employs over 1,000 staff across 12 offices. Ridge adopts a partner-led approach to all projects, providing best-in-class advice on diverse schemes across several sectors. We are a member of over 70 national and regional frameworks, both public and private sector. Our award-winning services are available individually or in any combination – a convenient, one-stop location for all property and construction requirements.

Our Cheltenham office consists of specialist Building Surveying and Town & Country Planning teams providing a personal and tailored service to individuals, companies, and public sector organisations across the industry. Our drive is to work with other local consultants and agencies to collaborate, creating optimum partnerships to deliver high quality services to our clients.


For more than 30 years our specialist Town & Country Planning team have been involved in a wide range of projects giving us a unique insight into complex planning situations. We assist our clients in fulfilling their development aspirations by understanding their needs, influencing planning policy, unlocking development potential and skilful negotiation to secure permission.

Established in 1993, our Town & Country Planning team offer an expert professional service. The time we take to understand our clients’ aspirations and expectations allows us to deliver robust planning support in often expert cases. We deliver sustainable and strategic urban extensions, commercial buildings, education establishments, visitor attractions any many new homes every year. Some of the planning projects carried out in recent years locally include, Thorbury Castle, BMW showroom, Royal Agricultural College, Headlands Mill Lane, The Brewery Quarter, Down Apney Estate and Ecotricity Eco Park.

Building Surveying

Ridge has one of the largest and most accomplished teams of chartered surveyors in the property sector located in regional offices across the UK.

Over the last few years we have grown our Building Surveying team in Cheltenham with a focus on supporting our local client base and we strive to continue assisting local businesses to become a more established Gloucestershire multidisciplinary property consultancy.

We offer a wealth of experience, expertise and local knowledge to support our clients at every stage of property investment from acquisition, ownership and occupation through to disposal. We support a wide range of clients to manage their property portfolios, projects and transactions. Our Building Surveying team provide a tailored solution whatever the building type or sector.

Our expert Building Surveyors provide comprehensive reports that highlight the condition of a property; advise on environmental issues; provide information on legal and regulatory matters; and detail associated costs for remedial or refurbishment works. Our acquisition and technical due diligence surveys provide detailed reports that help inform key decisions.

We offer a Commercial Property Advisory service to a wide range of organisations. We provide an analytical approach to our clients on managing assets and advising on strategy to help design a framework for decision making. This includes professional representation, acting on behalf of commercial tenants and investors to provide professional RICS and accredited representation in commercial lease consultancy negotiations.

We have other resident disciplines, such as cost management, structural engineering and sustainability which are looking to grow further presence in Gloucestershire.

Enhancing social value is at the forefront of our business and our vision is to focus on societal outcomes and the influence that we can have as an organisation. We understand the importance of being a responsible business, ensuring that local economies, people and the environment receive a positive benefit from the delivery of our services.

We have recently partnered with charities such as, Cheltenham Trust, The Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, Cheltenham Open Door and Chapter One to help support our local community.

Ridge crowned ‘Consultant of the Year’ at the 2023 National Building and Construction Awards

The ‘Consultancy of the Year’ is awarded to the company which, in the view of the judging panel, demonstrates the most significant and sustained achievement over the last 12 months, illustrating development through the quality of their work.

This prestigious Gold Award is a testament to our unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional quality and value beyond our clients’ expectations by focusing on quality, innovation, and growth as we continue to expand our expertise and nurture the talent of our people. It reflects how our experts identify and solve the needs of our clients, where we bring bespoke, creative solutions to clients’ complex issues based on their specific circumstances and constraints.

We also won silver in the ‘Project of the Year (up to £10 million). Our two projects that were finalists for ‘Project of the Year (up to £10 million)’, were Chesil Cliff House and RNLI lifeboat station at Wells-next-the-Sea in Norfolk.