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Ladymead Development A three-storey block of 12 one-bedroom flats

Ladymead Development

Client: Guildford Borough Counciil
Contract Value: £1.8m
Duration: 50 weeks
Sector: Residential
Procurement: Competitive Tender
Completion: October 2019
Contract: JCT Standard Building Contract Without Quantities (2016)

The clearance of a 0.13 hectare brownfield site adjacent to the A25 in Guildford, including demolition of two existing buildings, and subsequent residential development. 

The new three-storey building contains 12 x one-bed flats for Guildford Borough Council's Housing Register tenants.  The building is modern in appearance with alternating vertical panels of red brick and white render.  The variation of exterior finish and it's vertical orientation serves to attenuate the building which reduces its bulk impact.  In addition, the flat roofs are at varying heights which also serves to break up the outline and reduce any tendency towards bulkiness.  Large-framed aluminium windows ensure the provision of maximum natural light and add further variation to the design.  Externally, the development includes a new access road, waste/recycling storage, parking, cycle storage and hard and soft landscaping.

Photography: Absolute Design Consultancy Limited, Chichester

Project Team:

Architect: PDP Architecture
Engineer: Scott White Hookins
Client Agent: Baqus Group Ltd