The University’s vision for Blackwell Park

Our vision is to work with our communities to create a place where people live, work and thrive. tor&co has issued an illustrative masterplan of the development. This is a generalised proposal which will be developed following further consultations and investigations.
Illustrative map of Blackwell Park in Guildford

Local Centre (main centre for
shops, services and small
scale employment)

Primary School

Site for secondary school
(including 2 hectares of
formal open space)

Greenway links to
Manor Park

Mixed use employment and
residential area

Green corridors

Properties will range from one bedroom flats, to detached family homes, to retirement living. All set within a well planned, landscape-led neighbourhood.

The benefits

Blackwell Park is the development of choice to help Guildford meet the housing, employment, economic, education, environment, transportation and community needs of the future.

New homes

Approximately 1,800 new homes


Approximately 35,000sqm of employment provision

New infrastructure

A new local centre including retail, GP surgery and community uses


A new primary school and land for a new secondary school

Outdoor spaces

Informal green space, children’s play areas, pitches, parks and new habitat areas. Suitable Alternative
Natural Green Space (SANG)

Transport links

Access from the A31 and via Surrey Research Park

Economic benefits

Providing space for new businesses and services in order to support economic growth and innovation

Walkable neighbourhood

A neighbourhood that delivers within it everything necessary for day-to-day living

Biodiversity enhancements

Blackwell Park will deliver a 20% biodiversity net gain