Office to Residential Refurbishment – Quarry Street

Trevor Watts
Associate Director at Lytle Associates Architects

Located in central historic Guildford, Lytle Associates were appointed to obtain planning permission to refurbish, convert, and extend two exquisite Grade II & II* Georgian properties back to their original form.


Formally one large commercial office, the two properties have been sensitively restored and returned to their original form of two separate elegant Georgian dwellings bringing the properties up to date with fine living and modern comforts.

The rear Orangeries were designed in a complementary style using traditional masonry detailing with modern materials subtly brought together making for an open and functional dwelling that enjoys a direct relationship with the historical walled garden area.

Understanding and addressing items such as Deathwatch Beetle, Structural deterioration and improving fire safety methods were some of the obstacles that required sensitive consideration during the course of the development.

Retaining and restoring known original features such as the staircase, doors, mouldings and cornices ensured the very essence and charm of the properties were preserved. Whilst adding modern elements such as full width bi fold openings to maximise natural light.

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