Q Developments have successfully achieved planning permission for 56 residential units on a 7 acre site of the former Alfold Garden Centre, south of Guildford, Surrey.

The houses have been designed by award-winning John Pardey Architects. As part of the application process the scheme was presented to a design review panel, who commented:

’The desire to avoid a pattern book approach to the architecture is to be highly commended and the aspiration for bespoke, contemporary architecture that draws on the Surrey vernacular and sets the bar high has the potential to make this an exemplar development and a valuable precedent for other rural, low density developments across Surrey and beyond’.

In July 2020 the scheme won the award for “Best Masterplan and Placemaking” at the Housing Design Awards 2020

Leigh Johnson, Head of Master Development at Homes England, said “Congratulations to John Pardey Architects, Q Developments and Waverley Borough Council. Their winning design is all about creating that elusive English village fee. This masterplan meets all the criteria of the BFL12 design guidance and its response to the site’s local distinctiveness with clear pedestrian and cycle routes through the site. It’s a scheme that puts people and the homes at its heart of design and not the car, a true mix of tenure and types of homes to deliver a thriving and mixed community of future occupants.”

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