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Godden Allen Lawn

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 […]

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 […]