project name: Birds Hill Road
location: Oxshott, Surrey
type: residential
client: Private Client
value: Undisclosed

SCd Architects were selected through a competitive design and interview process to design a contemporary new family home on the Crown Estate in Oxshott. This 5 bedroom dwelling is comprised of ground and first floor accommodation totalling 9,000 sqft. The house has been designed to maximise the sunpath around the plot with the side wings splayed to increase daylight into the house during the course of the day. The ground floor glazing is designed to slide into the externals walls so that the entire ground floor has direct and seamless access to the rear garden. The centre of the house has been designed as a double height space bisected by the first floor bridge that links both wings of the house. This area also forms the double height living room with double sided open fireplace and leather clad walls.

The largest ground floor wing houses a 12.5m long indoor swimming pools, along with steam room, sauna and gymnasium. Heating and cooling for the house is being provided by the latest Ground Source technologies with 6 bores holes meeting the majority of the house energy requirements.



Latest Happenings

  • Birds Hill Road

    Works are now underway clearing the site in preparation for the ground floor slab to be laid.

    Birds Hill Road
  • 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.  Construction is now well underway

    Farnham Road
  • Alvaston

    Alvaston

    Working closely with Levanter Developments planning has just been secured on this 4 storey apartment building in Guildford town centre.  The scheme is comprised of fourteen 1 and 2 bed apartments including undecroft car parking.

  • 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.

  • Catherine’s Walk Guildford

    Construction works are nearing completion at Catherine Walk in Guildford

    Catherine’s Walk Guildford
  • 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.

    "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.

    2014 RIBA Manser Medal
  • Chalking Up Awards

    Chalking Up Awards

    UPDATE:

    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