This Victorian house in Guildford, Surrey, had been converted into office space more than 30 years ago, however, the change in economical climate had proven financially unviable for the property’s owner.ArchitectureLIVE was appointed to establish the viability of converting the offices back to residential accommodation and was asked to carry out a feasibility study to explore the potential of converting the building back to a single or to multiple residential units.
ArchitectureLIVE presented the client with two options to convert the offices into a pair of apartments, the first using the existing building envelope and the second adding a two-storey rear extension to optimise the layout of both flats and their financial returns.
Planning permission was sought from Guildford Borough Council both for the change of use and for the extension. The project was completed and the two flats were successfully sold with a profitable return made.
Successful conversion and redevelopment of commercial office building to two 2-bedroom flats
The exterior of this Guildford town-centre Victorian property was refurbished with new doors
Victorian detached property prior to its conversion to residential units in Guildford
The kitchens are housed in the rear extension, designed to maximise re-sale value of residential development in Guildford, Surrey
Bathrooms designed to maximise re-sale value of residential development in Guildford, Surrey