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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Celebrating Guildford design November 30, 2023

We were delighted to be part of the Guildford Design Awards last week, held at Guildford’s newly opened riverside venue ‘The Boathouse’. The event was a real celebration of some of our town’s most inspiring projects and public art, completed over the last year or so. We were thrilled that our project for a new…

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Collaboration at its best! November 14, 2023

It was great to feel the buzz in the office this morning and see collaboration at its best with our talented team at Lytle Associates Architects pulling together on a number of projects.

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Guildford Public House – a great opportunity to network November 7, 2023

Do join us at The Star Inn on 23rd November for another informal GPH networking evening for local property and construction industry professionals. Please RSVP to etreeby@lytle-associates.com

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Guildford Public House returns! May 30, 2023

Thank you to everyone who came out for the Guildford Public House last week. The event came back with a bang at the Britannia with over 50 people attending. We look forward to seeing you all again at the next event, details coming soon.

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Construction update at Guildford Lido May 25, 2023

Construction update for the replacement of the changing facilities and a new small café at Guildford Lido. Our proposed scheme is driven by two key goals: to provide a modern new building that respects the historic character of the old Lido, and to create a more accessible and welcoming environment. The heart of the new…

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Isaac Ma joins on 4 month placement May 23, 2023

We are pleased to welcome Isaac Ma for a 4 month placement as part of his architectural degree at the University of Bath after joining in the Spring 2023. Isaac is already making good use of his 3D visualisation skills on live projects and is gaining valuable experience of the professional working environment. Isaac enjoys…

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Learning at Work Week May 18, 2023

As part of ‘Learning at work week’ we wanted to introduce you to Mollie, a part 2 degree apprentice and architectural assistant at Lytle Associates, sharing how as a practice we have evolved our own thinking and approach to architectural education… At LAA we have been supporting Mollie’s balance between university coursework and office work,…

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SECBE Constructing Excellence Awards – People’s Choice Award 🏆 May 16, 2023

All nominees for the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2023, are also in the running for the SECBE’s People’s Choice Award including Lytle Associates! We would love for you to take a minute of your time to vote for us on the link below to our ‘Residential Project of the Year’ case study page. Constructing Excellence…

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Sandstone Cottage May 12, 2023

We are pleased to have recently completed the refurbishment of a 100-year-old sandstone cottage and garden, that forms part of the estate of a private client. The proposed works included internal reconfiguration and alterations at Ground Floor to provide a new utility, WC and modern open-plan kitchen diner and living room. At first floor, three…

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Battersea Power Station Office Trip May 3, 2023

Checking out one of our competitors for the 2023 SECBE Constructing Excellence Awards 😉. Last week, the office enjoyed a trip to Battersea Power Station, which was recently redeveloped into an innovative mixed-use development. We also took a ride up the North-West Chimney in Lift 109, a brilliant experience which offers spectacular panoramic views over…

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Guildford Public House May 2023 April 27, 2023

The Guildford Public House networking events are returning to pubs near you! Join us for a ‘Spring Get Together’ at The Britannia, Millmead on Thursday 25th May, from 6-9pm.  These informal events, which are FREE and open to anyone in the industry, are held throughout the year at different pubs in central Guildford. All you…

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Guildford Office Flyover April 24, 2023

Flyover of our Listed Grade II offices in central Guildford. Dating back to the 16th Century, the building underwent a complete refurbishment in 2017 including the upgrading of the design studios and reception rooms and the ‘change of use’ of lower ground floor and basement into a two-bed luxury residential apartment including contemporary rear extension.…

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Planning Submission at Guildford County School April 20, 2023

LAA have recently submitted a planning application for further development at Guildford County School, marking the next stage in their masterplan to transform their school estate. We prepared the first masterplan for the school in 2012, putting in place a robust strategy that allowed them to successfully deliver projects including the new art block and…

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Paul Achieves Passivhaus Designer Certification April 11, 2023

We are delighted to announce that Paul in our office has achieved the status of certified Passivhaus designer, allowing us to ensure that we meet this quality assured standard for our clients. Paul is our sustainability champion  – promoting and raising awareness in the office of emerging sustainable technologies and practices in architecture, including arranging…

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Hand Sketches to 3-D Model April 6, 2023

Hand sketching is still highly beneficial early in the architectural design process, enabling us to present the evolution of a project when generating the end product. In this case, we have showcased how this has been applied to the design for a contemporary rear extension based in Surrey and then transformed these hand sketches into…

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Planning Permission for New Four-Storey Mixed-Use Development in Guildford March 31, 2023

Lytle Associates Architects achieved a planning consent via appeal for the redevelopment of the site in the Guildford Town Centre Conservation Area, replacing the existing derelict locally listed public house with a mixed-use development. See link for full appeal decision letter: 2005_4.01_230321 – Appeal Decision

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Beyond Zero Carbon March 28, 2023

An early goal facing the design team on our new build contemporary house in Surrey was for the new dwelling to achieve a 40% increase in area, and to provide 80% of energy through renewables. Various approaches have been utilised to minimise the buildings environmental impact such as high quality, thermally efficient materials to create…

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3D Modelling Design Work March 24, 2023

During the design and feasibility process, we are currently developing our projects using BIM and 3-dimensional modelling, ensuring that we capture our clients’ brief requirements in the early phases. By modelling diagrammatical iterations in 3D and by using real-time rendering software, we are able to draw comparisons between them and deliver the desired result. In…

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Client Testimonial March 21, 2023

At the heart of our new Build Contemporary House in Surrey, was always the requirement to provide an exceptional service and deliver the completed works to the client which met their needs and expectations. We were delighted to receive the below testimonial from our clients. “Lytle Associates Architects exceeded our expectations. They listened carefully, worked…

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New Build Contemporary House Shortlisted for Residential Project of the Year March 16, 2023

We are absolutely delighted to announce that our new build contemporary house in Surrey has been shortlisted for Residential Project of the Year in the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2023. Celebrating the best projects from across London and the South East! With thanks to: Flint Construction Doherty Energy Haworth McCall Consulting Michael Edwards Consultants Limited…

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Futurebuild 2023 March 13, 2023

FUTUREBUILD 2023 Members of the office enjoyed a trip to FutureBuild 2023 at the Excel in London. The exhibition brings together members of the construction industry to showcase, debate and understand the advancements in sustainable construction and the emerging technologies that will make net zero possible. We were impressed with the innovative solutions and knowledge…

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Contemporary House March 10, 2023

The project brief was to replace the outdated existing property with a new, highly sustainable dwelling, significantly increasing the internal floor area whilst utilising the existing footprint.   The slope of the existing site results in the two storey dwelling having the appearance of a bungalow in the street scene, with the ground floor only…

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BIG Guildford Charity Quiz March 3, 2023

Members of the Office competed in the BIG Guildford Charity Quiz last night against other local Guildford businesses. Sadly, the team didn’t bring the trophy home but enjoyed raising money for local charities and the Indian Buffet from the Ashuka Tandoori.  

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Planning Permission for New Barn School March 2, 2023

Planning permission granted for the expansion of a successful special school in Horsham to allow an increase from 60 to 120 pupils. The new development will include a two storey secondary school teaching block, primary classrooms, a primary hall, new artificial pitches, play space and landscaping. The Lytle Associates team are now working closely with…

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