Radisson Blu Guildford
A civic addition to a new quarter in Guildford
Alexandria Road LLP
Significant planning gain within a very short time scale
We delivered significant planning gain within a very short time scale, exceeding the initial development expectations. This was achieved within a complex town centre environment which required in depth knowledge of the site, planning history and context, hotel brand requirements and lateral thinking.
As a studio we recognise the importance of building strong relationships with the project team including the local authority’s planning team. Working closely with the Planning Officers was key to the successful consent that was truly a ‘win-win’ for all parties. The development included a 185-bedroom Radisson Blu hotel with full leisure and conference facilities plus residential and retail areas, together with an underground car park for the new Civic Concert Hall. This development forms part of the wider redevelopment of the Civic Quarter in Guildford.