Godden Allen Lawn

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 […]

05 Sep 2019

Driving ambition

When golfers talk about achieving a ‘hole in one’, they aren’t referring to the windows of a nearby house – and that’s why Godden Allen Lawn is working with Manston Golf Centre at Ramsgate. Land beyond the end of the driving range has potential for a future housing development, and so we have been asked to raise the bund wall at the edge of the site and install fencing on the top in order to prevent wayward golf balls leaving […]

29 Aug 2019

New gates will make big difference to Memorial site

As part of Godden Allen Lawn’s onging support for the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust at Capel-le-Ferne, we are currently working on a project to install a set of gates that once graced the former RAF Biggin Hill. The gates will greatly enhance the site by replacing the particularly uninspiring farm gates that currently serve this very special place of remembrance. The Trust has launched a fund-raising appeal to pay for the gates to be cleaned up and we have […]

14 Dec 2018

Supporting business growth

Godden Allen Lawn is currently designing a large extension to a warehouse on the Park Farm Industrial Estate in Folkestone on behalf of the Folkestone Estate. The warehouse at 16, Kingsmead, is the logistics centre for Church & Dwight UK, which manufactures and distributes a wide range of health, personal and health care products and employs more than 300 people locally. We have also been asked to design a new machinery workshop at Swingfield, just outside Dover, for Massey Ferguson […]

18 Oct 2018

Technical support 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 […]