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Welcome to our dedicated consultation website for the redevelopment of the University of Law site in Guildford.

Key Update — November 2023

CGI looking across the existing lawn at the Manor House and proposed new accommodation wing

We’re pleased to announce that we formally submitted our planning application to Guildford Borough Council on 3rd November 2023. Our proposals deliver an inclusive residential development with new amenities, and enhancements to the heritage and green spaces of the existing site.

A summary of the changes made since the last public consultation in the summer are:


If you would like to learn more, please download our latest brochure. Our proposals must now be validated by Guildford Borough Council before formal the formal determination period begins. We will update you once the application is made publicly viewable.

Thank you!

We’d also like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued input and help with our evolving proposals. We will continue to keep you updated on the progress of the application and remain open to further feedback during the coming months. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.


The Team

To assist with the delivery of their exciting proposals, Elysian are working with the following expert project team:

Developer & Operator

Elysian Residences provide specialist housing for older people – a new way of living for people aged 65 and older. They are a British business focused on the ownership, operation, and development of retirement communities and their ethos is based on enriching the lives of our homeowners, on their terms.


Founded in 2009, Apt have a wealth of experience designing and delivering innovative buildings across multiple sectors including workplace, housing and placemaking. Apt take pride in creating well considered places to be used and enjoyed.

Community Engagement

Both the Morris Consultancy and Kanda Consulting are leading on the community liaison and engagement for Elysian Residences. They are passionate about creating great places to live, work and visit and have a deep understanding of the local area. They believe in achieving social value and sustainable development through positive community engagement.

Planning Consultant

DP9 is established as one of the leading expert consultancies in planning, development, and regeneration in the UK. DP9 has a proven track record of delivering high profile planning consents and is currently advising on more than 500 live projects, ranging from small scale instructions to large, complex planning proposals.

Transport Consultant

WSP is a leading multi-disciplinary professional services consulting business, providing engineering and environmental services from strategy advisory and planning through to design and delivery. Delivering excellence from advisory to delivery, we co-create solutions for more resilient communities and environments for today and the future. In doing so, we are creating a world in which everyone is accountable for tomorrow.

Heritage Consultant

When it comes to day-to-day work in the historic built environment, certain key things continue to matter: gathering information, making informed assessments, identifying significance, arguing the case for change or preservation, negotiating acceptable solutions. This is the work that KMHeritage does.

Round 1 Consultation (March 2023)

The first of a multi stage consultation programme was held in March 2023, at which the team outlined their early thoughts and ideas.  In addition, our team held a series of introductory meetings with our closest site neighbours and key stakeholders.  A face to face public consultation was held at St. Catherine’s Village Hall, which was supported by an online exhibition, which can be viewed below, as well as two live Q&A sessions.

Broadly, during the first round of public consultation, the following key points were raised:

  • Retaining the site’s green spaces was considered essential.
  • Not building in the parkland in front of the manor was advised.
  • Opening up the site and providing public access to the grounds was supported.
  • Early community engagement was greatly appreciated.
  • Traffic and construction management was a priority.
  • Sensitive restoration of Braboeuf was appreciated.
  • Local residents were keen to understand the design of the proposals as they evolve.

Exhibition within St. Catherine’s Village Hall (28th March 2023)

Round 2 Consultation (July 2023)

The second round of public consultation was held at Guildford United Reform Church, 83 Portsmouth Road GU2 4BS on Thursday 6th July 3pm to 6.30pm & Saturday 8th July 10am to 1.30pm. This website was also updated from Wednesday 5th July with updated exhibition boards and a new feedback form.

Exhibition within the Guildford United Reform Church (6th July 2023)

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