What makes Guildford exceptional?

What do you love about Guildford?
What would you like to see improved?
We want to make sure that the regeneration respects and enhances Guildford and makes it even more of a fantastic place to live, work and play.
We believe that Guildford is special for so many reasons:
URBAN GRAIN
ARCHITECTURAL MERIT
CULTURAL SUBSTANCE

ELEMENT OF DISCOVERY

New development needs to enrich the experience of discovery and surprise.

FINER GRAIN

A finer North-South grain connects these key routes.

EAST-WEST ROUTES

Key East-West routes form an integral part of Guildford.

PUBLIC SPACES

In the historic centre of Guildford public spaces are typically small and incidental.

TOWNSCAPE

The topography of Guildford means that spaces and buildings are experienced on multiple levels.

STREET SECTION

Streets vary in width, function and character.

FRONTAGES

Contrasts and irregularities informs and heights of buildings make them visually interesting.

MATERIALITY

Materials range in type and colour and are layered with intrinsic detailing.

ARTS & CULTURE

Guildford has always been a hub for arts and culture, with such things as theatre, music and literature.

LOVE OF LEISURE & SOCIALISING

A family friendly environment that offers activities for a range of people throughout the year.

TRADING & MARKET TOWN

From breweries to market stalls, Guildford has been a buzz for industry and trade.

EDUCATION & YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

From the University an colleges to the buzzing video game industry, Guildford creates an attractive offer for students and young professionals.
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