Hitherbury House, Guildford
Residential Development

Hitherbury House, Guildford
Residential Development

Originally designed by Richard Norman Shaw in 1883, this beautiful property had once stood as a fine example of the Arts and Crafts style. In 1965 it was unsympathetically converted to offices and thereafter suffered from neglect and disrepair. In 2015 it acquired a new owner, one with a passion for the sympathetic handling of properties and Hitherbury House began a journey back to the high-quality residential offering that it had begun life as. Its development encompassed restoration, reinstatement and repair with the building needing to be stripped back to its masonry structure to allow for significant structural repairs. From there, a palette of materials which matched the originals was chosen, making sure the redesign stayed as true to Shaw’s original vision as possible. The rear extension of the property and the modern additions were all handled sensitively, ensuring everything new sits in beautiful synchronicity with the original building. The seven residences within Hitherbury House have all been designed and finished to an exacting standard, offering some of the most luxurious apartments within the Guildford area. Sawkings Norton were awarded the Guildford Society Good Design Award for the redevelopment of Hitherbury House in 2018.