project name: Kidwells Park
location: Maidenhead, Berkshire
type: commercial
client: Kidwells Park Ltd
value: Undisclosed

The palette of materials and the architectural composition has been developed to respond to the setting of the United Reformed Church, the new Market Street development and the environmental conditions that affect a southern facade, creating a strong contrast to the treatment of the north facade.

The principle material in this facade is brown brickwork. This has been selected to contrast the red brick work of the church. The brown brick selected is intended to be complementary to the adjoining buff brick development whilst be a shade darker to highlight that this is a separate scheme.
The glazing to the office is full height glazing with intermittent metal panels. The windows will be flush to the brickwork whilst being highlighted by metal fin surrounds in a matching colour to the window frames and metal panelling.

Between the two office buildings is a 7 storey glass wall which acts as a visual break between the two schemes. This also creates a strong visual feature on the centre line of the new access road beside the church.
The main entrance is highlighted through the use of two storey unitised glazing to a similar detail to that found along the north elevation. This entrance is then framed by the limestone feature band that wraps the building and terminates by the basement entrance.

The upper levels of the building are terraced back to reduce visual impact whilst creating the opportunity for external amenity areas for the office users.



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