3D Model to completed project June 17, 2021

We utilise 3D modelling to easily communicate our vision to the client, neighbours or local planning authorities. This helps our clients to clearly visualise their projects as they evolve during the design process. This private residential project in Guildford consisted of a contemporary garden room, swimming pool & terrace. A 3D model created during the…

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Private house in Guildford June 9, 2021

BEFORE AND AFTER: At Lyle Associates Architects we have a wealth of experience in transforming existing dwellings into modern homes which meet the needs and requirements of 21st Century living. This existing 1950s house in Guildford was extended several times previously resulting in an incohesive layout. By removing some of these extensions and introducing a…

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Construction of new contemporary dwelling June 8, 2021

Construction continues for a new two storey contemporary dwelling in Guildford. The proposal will replace the existing 1960s house with a new dwelling to modern living standards, using sustainable and energy efficient materials. The slope of the site results in only the first floor being visible from the street whilst the two storey South Elevation…

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Works commence at Barfield School May 26, 2021

Work starts on site this week on a major refurbishment project at Barfield School. The project will deliver four new classrooms, modern Science laboratory, Food & Nutrition classroom and a new stair tower as well as a replacement roof and internal refurbishment. LAA and MCS have been working closely with the school to ensure this…

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Jonathan Tan appointed as Associate Director May 25, 2021

We are pleased to announce that Jonathan Tan has been appointed as Associate Director, with a specific focus on design standards and running our regular in-house project design reviews. Lytle Associates new Employee Owned Trust status has coincided with a very full and expanding portfolio. As an associate director, Jon will play a key role in…

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Planning consent for extensions in Guildford May 19, 2021

We have recently achieved planning consent for the construction of a two storey wrap around extension with a rear single storey extension, following the demolition of an existing side garage for a property in Guildford. Providing much needed additional living space for the family with additional bedroom and bathroom facilities. It was important that the…

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We are hiring! Architectural technician / technologist May 13, 2021

Architectural Technician / Technologist Closing Date – 28th May 2021 Salary Band   – Dependent on experience Contract        – Permanent   Lytle Associates Architects Ltd are an RIBA Chartered Practice based in Guildford, Surrey established in 1987.   www.lytle-associates.com   Our work includes one-off new build houses, large residential extensions/refurbishments, residential redevelopment projects up to 400 homes and large…

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Revisiting greenbelt planning approval May 12, 2021

Revisiting one of our many successful residential greenbelt planning applications. The proposals for a new build 4-bedroom property following the demolition of an existing agricultural unit seek to reduce the dwellings perceived bulk from the public realm by introducing terrace landscaping and orientating the building footprint to lessen its impact. A ‘saw-toothed’ roof structure further…

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Natural ventilation case study – Guildford County School May 5, 2021

  Naturally ventilating our spaces to reduce the risk of infections is a key design factor since the outbreak of Covid-19. Lytle Associates Architects considered passive ventilation techniques in our design for the new Sports Hall at Guildford County School which has been well received by staff and students. Working in consultation with specialists, Ventive’s…

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Ian Davis retirement announcement April 21, 2021

Lytle Associates Architects announce that Ian has retired as Managing Director, to coincide with the formation of an Employee Ownership Trust. Management of the Company will pass to Mark, Sara, Darren and Richard. Ian will remain involved in LAA as a consultant, focusing on supporting current clients and developing new opportunities for the business. After…

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Lytle Associates Architects becomes an Employee Owned Trust April 14, 2021

Lytle Associates Architects has become an Employee Owned Trust! From April 2021, LAA is excited to announce that we have become an EOT. A natural evolution of our collaborative culture, the change will give real benefits to the whole LAA team and ensure the continuity of the excellence which we seek to provide to our…

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New architect! March 22, 2021

Kicking off the week with some good news. Congratulations to Lucy Butler for completing her part 3 course at the University of Brighton, allowing her to register with the ARB to become a fully qualified architect!

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London Apartments March 10, 2021

Lytle Associates are delighted to have provided architectural services for a successful planning approval for 32 mixed use residential apartments in this London Borough. Planning approval was obtained for a third and fourth floor extension on top of a previous office building currently being converted into 131 residential units under a prior approval. Careful design…

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Planning permission for new dwelling in Guildford March 5, 2021

Another successful planning approval by Lytle Associate Architects for this substantial 680m2 (7,300 sq ft) single residential dwelling. The planning approval creates a new family home more than twice the size of the original detached dwelling on this site in a sought after and sensitive area of urban Guildford.

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Paul Rawsthorn completes International Professional Practice qualification February 19, 2021

We would like to congratulate Paul Rawsthorn on gaining his International Professional Practice qualification from Portsmouth University. After gaining his architectural masters in South Africa this qualification is recognised by the ARB for RIBA part 3 equivalent registration purposes. Well done Paul!

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Completion of Grade II listed Gastropub in Egham February 17, 2021

Lytle Associates Architects were delighted to provide architectural services to Grosvenor Pubs to transform this Grade 2 listed building in the heart of Egham in to another great British gastropub. Featuring a series of themed interior and exterior spaces that have all been sensitively refurbished to showcase the traditional features of this listed building. In…

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LAA director Sara Waterfield to mentor at World Class Schools Assessment Centre challenge February 11, 2021

LAA director and schools specialist Sara Waterfield is currently acting as a design consultant, mentoring teams of students from World Class Schools as they undertake the design of an outdoor learning space for the World Class Schools Assessment Centre challenge.

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Planning approval for new Sports Hall at Salesian School, Chertsey February 3, 2021

We have just achieved Planning permission for a new sports hall at Salesian School, Chertsey. Situated between the current gym and artificial pitch, the new facility will create a sports hub for the campus and includes a first floor hospitality space with viewing terrace.

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Completion of the second phase of residential development in Epsom, Surrey January 28, 2021

Lytle Associates Architects have recently completed a second phase of new build residential development in Epsom, Surrey adding another 13 apartments for a total of 23 across the site. Located adjacent to a park, it was a priority to create large openings to provide views across the public open space and naturally lit internal spaces.…

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Planning Approval for new build dwelling in green belt of Surrey. January 20, 2021

Lytle Associates Architects have just obtained planning approval for a contemporary new build residential home within the green belt of surrey. The proposals for a new build 4-bedroom property following the demolition of an existing agricultural unit seek to reduce the dwellings perceived bulk from the public realm by introducing terrace landscaping and orientating the…

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Design for the Barn House, Guildford January 13, 2021

Design for a contemporary new build house in the green belt near Guildford. Lytle Associates Architects worked closely with a team of planning consultants and landscape designers to secure planning permission for this exciting 930m2 house. The project formed part of a comprehensive masterplan to enhance and redevelop a farm. The proposed dwelling is designed…

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Outline planning permission achieved in Kenilworth January 6, 2021

We have recently achieved outline planning consent for a new residential development in Kenilworth, Warwickshire consisting of up to 99 new dwellings with a mix of flats, detached, semi-detached and terraced houses. The town of Kenilworth, more commonly known for boasting some of the most magnificent castle ruins of the country, is also considered a…

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Planning achieved for St Catherine’s School December 23, 2020

Planning permission successfully negotiated for a new art and design facilities for St Catherine’s School, Bramley. The scheme includes a sixth form art studio, photography studio, dark room, textiles studio, food technology suite and exhibition space as well as remodelling of the existing building.

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Merry Christmas from Lytle Associates December 21, 2020

Lytle Associates Architects wish you a very Happy Christmas! We will be closed for the Christmas period from lunchtime on Thursday 24 December 2020, reopening on Monday 4 January 2021.

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Completion of construction at Welland House December 2, 2020

Construction has just completed on Welland House based in the heart of Guildford. We worked together with our client, SIGMA Homes, to produce the construction documentation for 14 apartments in a four-storey building, the planning having already been secured. The chosen method of construction was traditional block and beam, with a facing brick and stone…

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