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New home set within quarry site, near Guildford, Surrey

This is possibly one of the most unusual sites we have had to deal with. Set within Greenbelt and the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Beauty the site is contained within a former lime quarry off the Hogs Back between Farnham and Guildford.

We were approached by the client after their previous architects had secured the conversion of an existing former pig barn in to a new house. It was at this point the client engaged us to look at an alternative scheme to replace the pig barn with a bespoke home drawing on the traditions of brick Victorian warehouses. The images below are taken form the planning application that was submitted to Guildford Borough Council in October 2017.

Featuring tall ceilings, brick and terracotta detailing, symmetrical elevations, Crittall style windows and a zinc roof the house is designed as a pair of buildings linked at first floor with a contemporary render and glass bridge. Nestled in to the rear of the site, the dark brick building is seen against the backdrop of the quarry walls with the main reception and living spaces orientated to the front elevation with extensive views across open countryside.

The application documents themselves are comprehensive and include bat surveys and mitigation works, arboricultural surveys and tree protection scheme, ecology surveys and enhancement works, and a comprehensive landscape assessments looking at wide and near views.

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