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26 Apr 2021

New roof for historic chapel

Godden Allen Lawn has completed major repairs and improvements to the roof of the chapel at the historic Duke of York’s Royal Military School in Dover. We have been responsible for maintaining the buildings at the school for a number of years, during which we have regularly dealt with leaks to the roof of the chapel. As a result, the school asked Godden Allen Lawn to oversee the complete re-roofing of the building, which has now been completed. We took […]

23 Mar 2021

Working with a top London builder

Godden Allen Lawn has appointed one of the country’s top builders to carry out a high profile residential conversion and extension in west London. We were engaged by a developer to redesign the fourth storey of a mid-Victorian era town house in Sinclair Road, Shepherd’s Bush, draw up plans for a fifth storey and then provide a full contract administration service to see the job through to completion. That role included appointing the building company to carry out the work, […]

25 Feb 2020

On time and under budget

We were up against the clock when we were asked to oversee vital repairs to an accommodation block at the historic Duke of York’s Royal Military School in Dover . After an inspection discovered that virtually all the showers within the two-storey sixth form boarding house had been leaking for some time – despite the building being just ten years old – the school asked Godden Allen Lawn to help. We identified the problem, specified the work needed to tackle […]

03 Feb 2020

Supporting Church & Dwight’s UK base

Godden Allen Lawn is playing a leading role in supporting the growth of Church & Dwight’s UK operation in Folkestone. We have already submitted a planning application on behalf of the Radnor Estate for 1,500 square metres of extra warehousing and storage space at the company’s base on the Shearway Business Park and have now been asked to take the scheme forward. The team will be putting together a full tender package and design proposals for the impressive extension to […]

24 Jan 2020

Dietary shift good for local company

With veganism, and healthy eating in general, becoming increasingly popular, a leading Folkestone business is looking to expand its operation – and Godden Allen Lawn has been asked to support that expansion. We’ve been asked to help Plamil Foods, the longest-running plant-based business in the UK, draw up plans that will give it the space it needs to cope with increasing demand. The company, which makes vegan chocolate as well as a range of other plant-based products, supplies consumers, retailers, […]

16 Dec 2019

Revised plans for village hall

Godden Allen Lawn has been asked to submit revised plans for the new community centre at Preston, near Canterbury, in order to build in future flexibility. We will be seeking planning permission for a new scheme that allows for a later extension so that the Preston Village Hall and Community Centre Management Committee can provide changing facilities when funds allow. The management committee, which is raising funds towards a million pound target to provide a brand new centre for Preston and […]

13 Dec 2019

Urgent repair work at accommodation block

Godden Allen Lawn is pulling out all the stops to make sure repairs to an accommodation block at the historic Duke of York’s Royal Military School in Dover are completed on time. We were called in to tackle a major problem at the school, where inspections discovered that virtually all the showers within a two-storey building that is just ten years old had been leaking for some time. It means ripping out and replacing all the floors in the 60 […]

16 Oct 2019

New workshop for agri dealership

Godden Allen Lawn is delighted to be providing a new agricultural machinery workshop for the Agwood Ltd agricultural and garden machinery dealership in Swingfield, near Dover. Agwood is a well-known agricultural dealership established in 1978 and serving farmers across Kent and East Sussex. As well as being the Kent and East Sussex main dealer for the well-known Massey Ferguson range of tractors, harvesting and groundcare equipment, Agwood is an authorised dealer for the JCB Landpower range of Fastrac, Loadalls, wheeled loaders […]

03 Oct 2019

Don’t move – improve

When you need more space, the answer is not always to move. By the time you have added in estate agents’ and legal fees, and all the other costs and headaches that go with moving home, you may find that an extension is the answer. At Godden Allen Lawn we have the architectural expertise to ensure that your extension is not just a box added to the side of your house but a beautifully designed, integrated addition to the home […]

25 Sep 2019

Work starts soon on new entrance gates

A smart new set of RAF gates will shortly welcome visitors to the Battle of Britain Memorial site at Capel-le-Ferne, just along the coast. Godden Allen Lawn  handled the planning application for the gates, which used to be at Biggin Hill, to be installed at the entrance to the clifftop memorial, replacing the uninspiring farm gates that are currently there. We have also designed new walls and brick piers to frame the imposing new metalwork, which will be repainted to […]