Sensitive restoration in historic town centre May 20, 2024

We sensitively restored these two Grade II & II* Listed properties in the historic heart of Guildford. They had been one large commercial property before we returned them to their original form of two elegant Georgian dwellings. Extensive restoration and conversion brought them up-to-date, providing modern comforts alongside beautiful period features.  

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Inspiring the next generation of apprentices May 13, 2024

We are delighted to share that Mollie Lord, our Part 2 Architectural Assistant & Apprentice features in the new RIBA publication ‘Architecture Apprenticeship Handbook’ (available from 1 June). In the publication, Mollie reflects on her Passivhaus journey so far.  Along with colleagues, she had an on-site introduction to Passivhaus when the office visited two Hampshire…

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Planning permission achieved May 2, 2024

We are delighted to have achieved planning permission for an extension and alterations to the JCS Performing Arts building at Tormead School. Music and drama are both strong departments in the school and were identified in our long term masterplan as priorities for development. Our approved scheme enlarges the auditorium, more than doubling audience capacity…

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Welcome to Chloe Higgins May 2, 2024

We’re delighted to welcome Chloe as a Part 1 Architectural Assistant. Joining us from the University of Bath, Chloe is on a five month placement as a Part 1 Architectural Assistant. At the end of the summer, she will return to university for the final year of her architecture degree. Chloe, who is very much…

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A really positive evening of networking April 30, 2024

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Fundraising for Play Action International April 18, 2024

We are pleased to support one of our ex-employees, Mallie Waterfield, who is fundraising for Play Action International. Mallie will be volunteering in Uganda this summer helping to build playgrounds and run creative play sessions with children. Mallie says: “Every child (and adult!) deserves the right to play. This is a small but powerful charity…

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An oak-framed Guildford home – before and after March 28, 2024

We were involved in creating this striking oak-framed home on a prominent site in the Guildford green belt. With a successful multi-phased planning application, we achieved a 40% area increase for our clients based on the previous footprint. Their new home featured a beautiful oak framed balcony to the rear with stunning views over the…

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Work to begin at the Young Epilepsy campus March 25, 2024

Work can now finally begin on the campus masterplan at Young Epilepsy in Lingfield, following formal issue of the planning approval agreed last summer. Our masterplan sets out a pragmatic and exciting vision for the long-term future of this vital and unique estate. The holistic design is for a core of high-quality bespoke and listed…

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Welcome to Archie Rumble March 22, 2024

We are delighted to welcome Archie to Lytle Associates. After completing a BSc (Hons) in Architectural Engineering at the University of Sheffield last year, Archie has joined our practice as a Junior Architectural Technician. In the time he’s been with us, Archie has been developing and honing his AutoCAD and Revit skills, working alongside members…

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A Grade II Listed house – before and after March 18, 2024

We were involved in the refurbishment and single storey extension of this beautiful Grade II listed property in Shere that sits alongside the Tillingbourne. It has a historically significant vault that underwent a full refurbishment, together with a new single storey lightweight timber frame side extension built over this vault. With modern technologies alongside traditional…

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Encouraging the next generation March 14, 2024

Jon and Naneh were delighted to spend a day at Heathermount School in Ascot working with students on a project day to design eco-houses. Joined by engineers from AWE and tutors from SATRO, Jon and Naneh gave assistance and guidance on a series of design activities throughout the day. The students’ imagination and enthusiasm was…

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Positive feedback on our design March 11, 2024

At the end of February, we were asked to present our design proposal for the Arbuthnot Hall in Shamley Green to village residents. The event was very well attended, and we were delighted to receive really positive feedback. As we continue to work with the committee, we’re looking forward to obtaining clarification on the detail…

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Celebrating ‘Women in Construction’ March 7, 2024

Introducing Sara Waterfield, Architect and Director at Lytle Associates Sara has been an architect for 30 years and she still loves it! ‘There is nothing to beat the feeling of walking onto site and into a ‘real life’ building that you have designed and imagined, often for several years by the time it is built.…

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Celebrating ‘Women in Construction’ March 4, 2024

Introducing Emma Young, an Architectural Technologist at Lytle Associates ‘I’ve been an architectural technologist for over 20 years and have loved the varied projects I’ve been involved in and the clients and colleagues I’ve worked alongside. I particularly enjoy the detailed technical work, especially on historic buildings and heritage projects’. Emma’s interest in the building…

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Celebrating ‘Women in Construction’ March 4, 2024

Introducing Naneh Ghazarians, a Part I Architectural Assistant at Lytle Associates ‘As an architectural student and musician, I want to be part of the process that creates buildings that inspire us to feel the same powerful emotions we feel when we listen to great music’. Having studied Chemistry, Biology and Music at A level, Naneh…

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Celebrating ‘Women in Construction’ March 4, 2024

Introducing Lucy Butler, an Architect at Lytle Associates ‘I feel that building and space design benefits from input from a wide variety of perspectives. We all bring different knowledge and experience to the table and therefore a good balance across not only gender but age, race and background will ensure that our buildings meet the…

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Celebrating our ‘Women in Construction’ February 29, 2024

To mark the fact that it’s ‘Women in Construction week’ next week from 3 to 8 March – as well as International Women’s Day on the Friday – we want to celebrate the very talented women in our office. Every day next week, we’ll introduce you to our very own ‘women in construction’ who are…

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Lead consultant on the Arbuthnot Hall, Shamley Green February 20, 2024

We are extremely pleased to have been chosen as the lead consultant on the redesign of the Arbuthnot Hall. This Arts & Crafts village hall, which overlooks the village green in one of Surrey’s prettiest villages, was built in 1904.  Designed by architect Charles Harrison Townsend, and named after its benefactor Lady Elinor Arbuthnot and…

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We’re a Lytle proud of our team February 15, 2024

We were delighted to once again sponsor and support Guildford’s Pancake Race on Tuesday, which, this year, was raising money for Street Angels, volunteers who support anyone in a vulnerable state in town on a Friday and Saturday night. After a number of very entertaining kids races, it was time for the race we sponsored…

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Great teamwork to achieve planning permission February 13, 2024

We are delighted to have been part of the successful team that secured planning permission for eight new homes within the Sevenoaks Green Belt and Kent Downs National Landscape (formerly AONB). On behalf of Homes by Harlequin and working alongside planning consultants DHA Planning, we designed a scheme that was sensitive to the site’s green…

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Supporting Guildford Philanthropy January 30, 2024

Guildford Philanthropy is a local initiative which aims to transform the lives of less fortunate members of our community and address the disadvantage that exists on our doorstep. They aim to raise awareness and encourage local giving to tackle local need. Projects they support include Challengers and the Matrix Trust. All donations are fund matched…

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It’s always lovely to receive such positive feedback from a client January 25, 2024

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Permission achieved for Guildford County School January 16, 2024

We are delighted to have achieved planning permission for the exciting next phases of development at Guildford County School (GCS). The projects include a loft conversion and courtyard infill for learning support, expanded and enhanced sixth form facilities and a new bespoke music block. Our successful relationship with GCS began almost 15 years ago with…

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Farnborough Homebuilding & Renovating Show January 12, 2024

If you’re visiting the Homebuilding & Renovating Show in Farnborough this weekend, do come and see us at our Lytle Associates Architects stand. Members of our talented team can introduce you to our Guildford-based architectural studio and chat about some of the unique residential projects we get involved in.

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Guildford Public House networking January 11, 2024

If you’re a local property or construction industry professional, we’d love you to join us for the first GPH networking event of 2024. It’s on Thursday 25 January and we’re meeting at The White House, which is adjacent to the pedestrian bridge at the bottom of Guildford high street.

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