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18 Oct 2018

Technical supporty for Canterbury site

Godden Allen Lawn has obtained building regulation approval for a development of luxury apartments at St Stephen’s Road in Canterbury, on the site of a former bus depot. We were asked by Inspired Acquisitions to use our expertise to take the planning design for the 12 apartments and produce the techical drawings needed for formal approval, which has now been received. Work on Inspired House, which backs on to the river, is expected to start shortly.

13 Sep 2018

Helping to save Folkestone’s iconic Leas Lift

Godden Allen Lawn has been asked to undertake a condition survey of the all the buildings that service the much-loved but currently out-of-action Leas Lift at Folkestone. The Grade II-listed funicular railway, which carries passengers between the seafront and the promenade and dates back to 1885, has sadly been at a standstill since the Health and Safety Executive decided it needed additional safety equipment costing tens of thousands of pounds. The Folkestone Leas Lift Company CIC has beern set up […]

05 Sep 2018

Rebuilding plan will improve Canterbury’s streetscape

Canterbury’s historic streetscape is set for a major facelift if plans put forward by Godden Allen Lawn are backed by the city council’s planners. We have submitted plans on behalf of the Trustees of St John’s Hospital to demolish a run of unattractive post-war properties at 41-45 Northgate and replace it with shops, almshouse flats and commercial flats. The plans will also bring the development forward to meet the existing building line and improve the look of the streetscape, which […]

29 Aug 2018

Bank on us to improve the streetscape

Godden Allen Lawn has now obtained planning permission and listed building consent to change the use of a prominent building in Hythe’s attractive town centre. After designing a scheme to convert the Grade II listed Lloyds Bank building into a shop on the ground floor with a luxury two-bedroomed apartment above, we were asked to obtain planning permission for the work. The team will now prepare the detailed drawings needed to obtain building regulation approval so that work on the […]

31 May 2018

Supporting the local community

As part of our ongoing commitment to our local community, Godden Allen Lawn supported a ‘Guess the Job’ workshop at Folkestone Academy. The event was aimed at giving a group of Year 7 students an insight into the different career paths they might want to focus on as they progress through the school. Our own Nick Lawn joined representatives from the KM Group, Smiths Medical, EDF Energy, The Grand, Kreston Reeves and Arthur J. Gallagher insurance brokers at the session, organised […]

16 May 2018

Pride of place on coastal walk

The Wing at Capel-le-Ferne is rapidly becoming Godden Allen Lawn’s ‘signature’ building, so it’s no surprise that it has won a place on a new Kent coastal trail focusing on great design. The CHALKUP21 Art and Architecture Trail runs from The Wing to the Deal Pier Cafe, taking in other sights including Dover’s sea sports centre, The White Cliffs visitor Centre and The Pines Calyx on the way. Architect Charles Holland visited The Wing this week to hand over a […]

16 Apr 2018

Breathing new life into former visitor centre

Godden Allen Lawn is again proud to have played a part in supporting the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust and the fantastic work it does to keep alive the memory of the men who served this country in 1940. After designing the impressive Wing Building, which opened as the Trust’s new visitor centre in March 2015, we were asked to help give the original visitor centre, Hunting Lodge, a new lease of life. Hunting Lodge opened in 1995, with visitors […]

10 Apr 2018

Working with the community

Godden Allen Lawn worked with the parish council to invite local people to check out our plans for the new Preston Community Centre – and received an impressive response. Several hundred people attended the informal meeting in the village hall, where they could look at what is proposed for their new centre, and all the feedback was positive. Our scheme includes a main and small hall together with a reception/cafe area, and has been designed with flexibility in mind. “It’s […]

05 Feb 2018

Banking on redevelopment

Godden Allen Lawn is delighted to have been asked to produce plans for the conversion of an important building in the centre of Hythe. The team has been asked to design a scheme that will turn the current Lloyds Bank – a Grade II Listed building – into a shop with living accommodation above.

03 Feb 2018

Successful trial inspires more of the same

A few months back Godden Allen Lawn was asked to carry out a trial condition survey on a building at the historic Duke of York’s Royal Military School in Dover as a possible ‘best practice’ approach to the site as a whole. After evaluating the results of that trial survey, the school has asked us to use the approach as a template for other buildings on the site so that the owners can use the survey results to create a […]