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The Friary Quarter: A New Vision For North Street: Visit Our Exhibition

Published on: 4 Aug, 2022
Updated on: 4 Aug, 2022

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St Edward’s vision for North Street is to bring an underutilised, brownfield town centre site back to life by delivering new spaces to eat, shop, visit, live, meet and play, in high quality buildings and surrounded by beautiful public spaces.

Digital images of what the development will look like.

The Friary Quarter will have a varied architectural approach and its own character, whilst respecting the heritage of its surroundings. It will be a contemporary new neighbourhood for Guildford and a new chapter in the town’s rich history.

This development will set a new benchmark for sustainability with gas-free energy, all electric charging car park, planting over 120 new trees, 10% improvement in air quality, 72% reduction in CO2 emissions and a 201% net biodiversity gain. 

St Edward has committed to delivering a striking new bus interchange and the pedestrianisation of North Street, creating a safer, more welcoming, environment for shoppers, residents, and visitors.

  • At North Street Square, North Street is reimagined as a space for people not cars. Cafes spill out onto the street, shops open their doors to passers-by and friends linger to catch up. The street is energised by activity and reclaimed for the pedestrian.
  • The Dial is a new destination at the heart of the quarter; Woodbridge Road is lined with shops and homes, bringing the new and existing communities together on one of the oldest routes in Guildford. It is the catalyst for this new chapter of life in Guildford.
  • In this time of climate emergency, increased greening is an imperative. Alongside the Friary Centre at Friary Square, a richly planted pocket park brings nature into the town centre.
  • Inviting and accessible, the bus interchange, and associated public realm, are transformed. This vital gateway for the town is brought into the 21st Century, with a new canopy, electronic signage and ample comfortable seating.

St Edward is hosting an exhibition about the project in the coming weeks and would like to invite Guildford’s community to come and find out more about the exciting proposals.

Where: Dominion House, Woodbridge Road, Guildford Surrey GU1 4PU.

There will be drop-in sessions for people to pop in when St Edward will be joined by architects JTP and other project consultants. Registration isn’t necessary, people can come along and meet the team, look at the plans and ask questions:

Saturday, August 6, 10am to 2pm.

Wednesday, August 10, 5pm to 8pm.

Wednesday, August 17, 5pm to 8pm.

Alternatively, the St Edward team will be available at Dominion House for one-to-one appointments and closed meetings. Appointments are available 9am to 5pm on weekdays and Saturday appointments are available 10am to 2pm on August 13 and 20. 

You can continue to visit for information regarding the project, or contact Property House Marketing via email or phone 01483 561119.

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