A place to live,
work and thrive

The University and Blackwell Park Ltd

The University of Surrey has established a subsidiary, Blackwell Park Ltd, to deliver its aspirations for a new village community on its landholdings in the West of Guildford. The University’s expectations are high.

This website tells the story of our proposed development as it currently stands.
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Blackwell Park - a legacy for Guildford

Blackwell Park is different. The University wants to make the right decisions today for the generations of tomorrow, and as a long-term landowner and steward, is committed to delivering a legacy development for Guildford. Through Blackwell Park, it will help meet the need for new homes, protect and enhance the natural environment, and drive economic growth.

Set within the University of Surrey’s thriving enterprise ecosystem in West Guildford, the Blackwell Park proposals will deliver an innovative, accessible new village community where services, facilities, and shared spaces are just a short walk or cycle from home.

Up to 1,800 new homes will be built of all shapes, sizes and tenures, designed as a high quality village, as well as an extension of the internationally renowned Surrey Research Park, creating thousands of jobs. A much needed new access road through Blackwell Park will relieve existing traffic congestion and enhanced bus routes will connect the University with the town centre.


New Homes


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Our vision

An exciting opportunity exists for the University of Surrey to deliver a smart growth, high-quality residential development in the very best location for Guildford.
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More than a home

A place to live, work and relax, where everything is considered for modern, sustainable living.

Stunning and sustainable

Blackwell Park will be holistically planned, characterful and self-sustaining.

Built around community

Helping Guildford meet the housing and community needs of the future.

A high-quality development surrounded by nature

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With the historic town on its doorstep, Blackwell Park brings the best that urban and country life have to offer. Our vision is to see these homes neatly nestled in Surrey’s leafy hills in a stunning natural environment on the western edge of Guildford.
With the historic town of Guildford and extensive Surrey countryside on its doorstep, Blackwell Park brings the best that village, town and countryside have to offer. Built with sustainable living in mind, homes and shared spaces will be sympathetic to the local design traditions in the area and empathetic to the natural environment. Our mixed use community will offer everything necessary for people of all ages to live, work and thrive – a place that future generations will look to with pride.