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Masons get going in Guildford

Work has now started on plans to redevelop the Weybourne House Masonic Lodge in Guildford.

Designed by Scott Brownrigg, the mixed-use scheme will create a new 1,200 sq m lodge with 52 undercroft parking spaces and 14 luxury apartments - six of which will be converted from the existing building.

The scheme, in one of the city's key conservation areas, includes a roof-top garden which will provide amenity space for the apartments and will boasts views of the River Wey.

The design, for developer Deeprose, will use natural materials and the new apartments will be clad in untreated elm to 'complement the mature landscaping'.

Jonathan Gratton of Scott Brownrigg said: 'The design solution, involving conversion of an existing building that can be considered characteristic of the wider area, together with the careful integration of contemporary new buildings, both preserves and enhances the character of this unique site.'

The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2006.

by Richard Waite

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