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Guildford Plaza

Client:Tiger Developments

Value:38 million



This 301-unit co-living scheme provides a high-quality housing solution for young professionals, serving local demand and the wider London commuter belt. The 15,900sqm project forms a collection of four buildings on the 0.37 HA site, responding to individual characteristics of surrounding listed buildings and the wider conservation area.

Addressing a 6.5m sloping site along Portsmouth Road, the Victoria Hall buildings are linked around a central courtyard. Active street level frontages enhance semi-private and public pedestrian connectivity across the site, with rental co-working and event space to BREEAM Excellent standards.

The constrained city block was designed at planning by Coffey Architects. Previously located on site, former Castle and Cannon Breweries and the Guildford Glass Factory, shaped the emerging scheme. Our detailed design respects early-stage strategy and architectural decisions, these unpin the authenticity of the final building and the quality that can be delivered.

Our design led approach, on full stage delivery or detailed design for well-crafted schemes, is a great opportunity to continue our successful construction focus. With similarities to the relationship formed with Mary Duggan for Lion Green Road, collaboration provides the best result for all involved. We look at the design essence and ensure this is safeguarded and recognised throughout delivery.

Working to significant constraints imposed following the previous contractor’s insolvency, the fast-paced programme has driven further innovative solutions, utilising our knowledge of procurement and long lead coordination items to fulfil the client’s timeframe for delivery.

Tiger Developments have delivered over 10,000 rented homes in the Co-Living sector, addressing wider demand recognised by government through the London Plan ten year targets.

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