Guildford Design Awards 2023

16 August 2023

Commercial Building: New Shop and Hospitality Project

Megans, High Street, Guildford

Client: Megans

Architect/Designer: Megans Inhouse Design Team

This new restaurant occupies 3 floors of this grade 2 listed building in the High Street. Dining areas are on ground and first floors with kitchen and restrooms in the basement. The sensitive refurbishment, with Turkish themed interiors, retains and emphasises some of the building’s original features and also its origins as a house with the separate ‘rooms’ individually themed.


The Ivy Asia, Tunsgate, Guildford

Client: Troia UK Restaurants Limited – The Ivy Asia

Internal Design Team and Architects: Pump House Design

Located in the Tunsgate Quarter and set over two floors this new restaurant with windows looking out on Guildford Castle. has 118 covers. Its Asian inspired interiors include illuminated floors with pink and green, semi-precious stone, antique gold mirrored bar, luxurious Asian fabrics and brass top tables. Also it features Adam Ellis designed wall and ceiling coverings plus hand painted layered glass installations by Paul Clifford. A life size sumo by H Design and authentic antiques from a private collection are also features.


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