News & Events


30th November 2015

Further accolades for Chantry Quarry

Latchmere is celebrating continued awards success for its Chantry Quarry in Guildford. Chantry Quarry has been judged Best Luxury Development in Surrey Property Awards 2015 and as a winning entry in the Guildford Design Awards. As a result, the team at Latchmere Properties has received an influx of enquiries regarding its current developments in Bookham and Epsom.

These accolades are a welcome addition to last year’s ‘collection’ of property awards when the quality of Chantry Quarry was recognised in the prestigious UK Property Awards. The Guildford development was selected as a winner in the Best UK Architecture Category and in the Best Residential Development in Surrey category and also received Highly Commended in the Show Home Interior Design Category for the South East of England.

“We are absolutely delighted to have achieved this success on what is effectively our home ground,” comments Mark Eshelby of Latchmere Properties Ltd. “There are so many outstanding luxurious developments in Surrey – and for Chantry Quarry to be selected as the winner in two separate award ceremonies is extremely satisfying. Chantry Quarry posed a number of challenges in building terms and these awards mark our success in overcoming them all.”

The Surrey Property Awards are designed to recognise best practice in all aspects of the property industry and, unlike many property awards, the winners are chosen by members of the public including other property services professionals rather than by a judging panel. As Best New Luxury Development, the properties at Chantry Quarry were judged to “…ooze style and luxury, both inside and out.”

The Guildford Design Awards celebrate outstanding buildings, developments and conservation projects with the aim of raising design standards and environmental awareness in the area. There were no entry categories in this year’s Guildford Design Awards as each project was judged on its individual merits. The judges recognised the difficulties that Latchmere faced when building in this small, steep-sided former quarry and described the design team’s response to the topography, landscape and ecology as ‘particularly impressive.’