project name: Barratt House
location: Guildford, Surrey
type: residential
client: Levanter Developments
value: Undisclosed

Working with Levanter Developments, planning was achieved under Delegated powers for this residential scheme of 8 contemporary houses and 6 apartments in the centre of St.Catherines village within the Guildford urban boundary.

The site has been developed in two zones, the 6 apartments are located in the building facing Chestnut Avenue to the north and the 8 houses are located along the southern edge of the site to Sandy Lane in the form of a short terrace and semi-detached houses. The heights of all buildings are 2.5 storeys and have been design to reflect the scale and massing of the adjoining properties.

The architectural design of the buildings has been developed through careful analysis of the local character. Traditional materials and details have been developed into a design that is both contemporary and sympathetic to the character of the conservation area and locally listed buildings.

The landscaping proposals have been an integral part of the design strategy. The communal gardens to Chestnut Avenue provide the space to create a carefully managed and maintained garden providing amenity for the residents as well as a pleasant outlook for local residents through the careful selection of new and controlled tree planting.

The project is currently under construction.

Latest Happenings

  • Farnham Road

    Working with Levanter Developments, planning has been achieved under Delegated powers for this residential scheme of 14 contemporary apartments on Farnham Road in the centre of Guildford.

    Farnham Road
  • Cavendish House

    Cavendish House

    The planning application for Cavendish House, with developer Igloo Developments, has now been granted planning approval. The project incorporates 14 nos 2 bedroom apartments to a high level of specification. Construction is due to start on site during April 2015.

  • Filming at Chalk Ridge

    Filming at Chalk Ridge

    UPDATE: This aired on the 6pm ITV News on the 16th September. You can watch it again by following this link (towards the bottom of the page).

    Local ITV News selected 5 of the RIBA South / South East Architectural Awards Finalist to appear on TV and Chalk Ridge was amongst those 5. Steve spent a very sunny day explaining how the final design evolved and extolling the virtues of a great architect / client relationship.

  • Weybridge House Completed

    A contemporary classic.

    In one of the finest locations within the St George's Hill estate and with simply wonderful views of the golf course, a stunning new house of the very highest standard.

    SCd were appointed to design and detail this dramatic family residence in a period style. Through extensive discussions with the client, a house that reflects the elegance of the Queen Anne style was developed.

    Weybridge House Completed
  • 2014 RIBA Manser Medal

    SCd have been selected from the winners of the Reginal RIBA Awards 2014 to appear on the longlist for the RIBA Manser Medal, details here

    "The 2014 RIBA Manser Medal longlist reveals the most innovative, sustainable and beautiful new homes to have been completed in the past year. The exciting line-up is a testimony to the wonderful talent and achievements of some of the UK’s best architects."  RIBA President Stephen Hodder.

    The longlist on the RIBA website is here

    2014 RIBA Manser Medal
  • Chalking Up Awards

    Chalking Up Awards


    Online article with pictures and a video interview with Steve and Briege can be found on the getsurrey website by clicking here

    Feature length article in the local newspaper The Surrey Advertiser.  Chalk Ridge does the double!

  • Chalk Ridge appears in the AJ

    Chalk Ridge appears in the AJ

    Chalk Ridge has appeared in the AJ along with other condenders for the RIBA Awards 2014.

  • Winning night at RIBA South East

    Winning night at RIBA South East

    Chalk Ridge was announced as an Award winner at the RIBA Regional Awards Ceremony held in Weybridge on the 8th May. Our clients joined us for the evening to celebrate the success that was bestowed on their new home.

    Chalk Ridge now becomes a double award winner.

    Winning night at RIBA South East
  • The Croft Nears Completion

    The Croft Nears Completion

    The client has moved in.  If we could get a break in the weather the external landscaping could be progressed!

    The Croft Nears Completion