The Legacy of a Friendship with Former Prime Minister David Lloyd George

Land covered by unsightly horticultural glasshouses that have long exceeded their use is being transformed by Williams Lester Architects, who – through a robust design process – have secured consent for a development of eighteen high quality homes.

Located close to the village of Churt, in rural Surrey and on the edge of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the new development will deliver much needed housing within an English country
garden setting.

Designed in the Arts and Crafts style, the architecture pays homage to the greatest exponent of the Movement, Sir Edwin Lutyens.  Fittingly, it is known that Lutyens was a close personal friend of former Prime Minister, David Lloyd George – who himself was a previous owner of the land.

Williams Lester Architects have dedicated careful attention to faithfully achieving the characteristics, proportions and features so distinctive of the Arts and Crafts style, steeply pitched tiled roofs, sweeping gables, tall, richly corbelled red brick chimneys, and first floor windows tucked under generous eaves. The Architect’s commitment to detail was recognised by the local planning authority and its planning committee who praised the high quality design, appreciative of the enhancement of this sensitive site in an area of great landscape value.

Although the designs are faithful to an architectural style ‘on trend’ at the close of the nineteenth century, Williams Lester Architects have delivered the project using the very latest in Building Information Modelling (BIM) software. The advanced modelling has provided visualisations in the form of Computer Generated Images and an animated fly-through which bring the development to life. The technology has allowed prospective new home owners to become acquainted with the properties way ahead of construction. The project is on programme for completion in the summer of 2020.

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