The Ladymead project, awarded to WSL by Guildford Borough Council, requires the demolition of a pair of semi-detached houses and a further detached brick-built workshop. When cleared, the triangular site will provide 0.13 hectares for the construction of a new block of 12 x one-bedroom flats, parking, bin and cycle stores and landscaping. The flats will be retained by Guildford Borough Council for their Housing Register tenants.
The proposed building will be modern in appearance, with vertical panels of red-brick and concrete render. The variation of cladding and the vertical orientation of materials attenuates the design and reduces its bulk impact. The building has a flat roof of varying heights which again, serves to break up the outline and reduce any tendency towards bulkiness. Windows will be of aluminium, with large frames and placed symmetrically, adding variation and rhythm to the design.
Illustration courtesy of PDP Architecture LLP
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