Lewis & Hickey secured planning permission for Westfield to develop The Friary Centre, Guildford and its town centre environs. The planned development comprises a new covered retail space in a Market hall style, 7 new buildings, comprising a mixture of retails units of mixed size and tenure, 170 residential apartments, a new bus station, and the refurbishment of the existing Friary Shopping Centre.
The development has been designed to exacting sustainability standards and will subsequently achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent rating’. The new town centre will be a busy environment: Lewis & Hickey employ specialist personnel who have provided Risk and Threat analysis at each stage of the design process in line with NaCTSO and the Government ‘Safer Places’ guidance. The masterplan includes new pedestrian streets and a new town square, with traffic and services planning becoming wholly intrinsic to the overall design.