Design and architecture

STRATEGIC VIEWS

Given the site's location, it has the potential to accommodate a significant number of homes to help towards the need both regionally and nationally.

A key driver in the number of homes that might be delivered here will be the building heights.

In our early proposals, we believe there is potential for the site to accommodate height in areas where appropriate.

We have considered the impact of the proposals based on the strategic views, to ensure the heritage assets of the town are protected.

POTENTIAL FOR DELIVERING SCALE

Based on the surrounding context, we feel it is more appropriate to have taller buildings to the north and lower buildings to the south along North Street.

This analysis protects key views of important heritage assets in the town centre.

It also works with the slope of the site and sun orientation; taller buildings will be located on the northern part of the site adjacent to other taller buildings.

EARLY PARAMETERS OF DEVELOPMENT

LOCATION OF THE NEW BUS STATION
RE-ESTABLISHING PEDESTRIAN CONNECTIVITY
INTRODUCTION OF NEW CIVIC SQUARES
TRANSITION OF THE URBAN GRAIN

ARCHITECTURAL STYLE AND MATERIALS

Architecture typically reflects an earlier style, with grand proportions and lots of ornamental detailing.

Materials are predominantly traditional brick, tiles and stone.
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ONSLOW STREET
FRIARY SQUARE
Warehouse architecture is typical of Guildford, with a material palette that is predominately brick, with some cladding and minor material details.
NORTH STREET
ONSLOW STREET
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A more diverse range of architectural forms, like the inclusion of curved or angled elements. The palette of materials can be broader and incorporate more variation.
NORTH STREET
ONSLOW STREET
FRIARY SQUARE
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