Godden Allen Lawn

09 Oct 2017

Caring for some of Canterbury’s oldest buildings

Our expertise in looking after historic buildings has been recognised by the award of another new commission, this time from the Trustees of Eastbridge Hospital. The hospital comprises a collection of buildings in the centre of Canterbury, some of which date back to 1190. We have been appointed to look after the care and maintenance of a number of the properties around the city that are owned by Eastbridge Hospital, although not the hospital itself. While not listed, the eight properties, […]

03 Oct 2017

More support for historic school buildings

Our links with the historic Duke of York’s Royal Military School in Dover have continued to strengthen following our work to repair two blocks of four staff houses. As well as overseeing the re-roofing of the houses, the project involved upgrading the insulation, repairing lead flashing to the chimneys and replacing the guttering and downpipes at the 1930s-built homes. The work itself was carried out by main contractors Sprinks Construction. Now the school has asked us to track down and […]

18 Sep 2017

Roof terrace included in bold conversion

The first luxury flats created from a former hotel are now being sold following a £1m building refurbishment designed and overseen by Godden Allen Lawn. A London developer asked the firm to oversee the second phase of work at St Olaves, a derelict hotel and extension at numbers 11 to 13, Trinity Crescent in Folkestone. We redesigned the scheme to add a roof terrace, dealt with planning and building control regulations and then oversaw the building work, which included creating […]

06 Sep 2017

Tiger, tiger…

Visitors to a new ‘tiger lodge’ planned for Port Lympne Zoo will be relying on Godden Allen Lawn to make sure the glazing is up to the job. The tiger lodge will allow holidaymakers to live on the edge of the big cats’ enclosure, with one wall of the building acting as the part of the fence – and made entirely of glass. “It will be a fantastic experience for visitors,” explained Godden Allen Lawn partner Nick Lawn. “They will […]

06 Sep 2017

Raising the Roof at the Duke of York’s

Staff living and working at a historic Dover school will enjoy warmer and more energy-efficient homes this winter after renovation work being overseen by Godden Allen Lawn. Our team is looking after repair work to two blocks of four staff houses at the Duke of York’s Royal Military School. As well as re-roofing, the project includes upgrading the insulation, repairing lead flashing to the chimneys and replacing the guttering and downpipes at the 1930s-built homes. Godden Allen Lawn carried out […]

10 Jul 2017

Helping to tell Folkestone’s story

Folkestone has a stylish new museum within the Town Hall following a £1.95m project that has transformed parts of the listed building. Godden Allen Lawn worked closely with a project team that included the client, Folkestone Town Council, a project manager, structural engineer, building services engineers, exhibition designers and contractors. Together we’ve transformed the lower ground floor and parts of the upper ground floor and first floors into a smart new facility that includes not just the museum – which […]

16 May 2017

Plans for Preston get the go-ahead

The team at Godden Allen Lawn is delighted to have been awarded the contract to design a new community centre at Preston, near Wingham. Our plans for bigger, better community facilities on the site of the existing sixties-built hall found favour with the Preston Community Centre Development committee, which has now asked us to take the scheme forward.   Lots of new housing locally means this will be an important facility serving a growing community – and the prominent village […]

03 Mar 2017

Strengthening the team

Godden Allen Lawn is continuing to strengthen its team by bringing in new specialists to deliver top quality surveying and architectural services to domestic and business clients across Kent and the south east. The award-winning team, renowned for the stunning architecture of The Wing visitor centre at the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne, also delivers a full range of surveying, property maintenance and design services covering commercial, domestic, business and industrial premises. To help it keep up with demand, […]

03 Jan 2017

How to make 2017 a great year

Here’s to an exciting and prosperous 2017, whether you are reading this as a potential homebuyer, a business or a commercial landlord. At Godden Allen Lawn we have experienced staff who can deal with all your surveying and architectural needs and help you make the best of the opportunities that come your way this year. We ended 2016 on a particular high note, with the dramatic Wing visitor centre we designed for the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust at Capel-le-Ferne […]

15 Dec 2016

The award we really wanted…

The iconic, multi-award wining Wing building we designed for the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust has picked up two more prestigious awards – and this time we really are celebrating. Although the wing-shaped visitor centre at Capel-le-Ferne has already collected a handful of top prizes, the Kent Design and Development Awards have always been special to us as an architectural consultancy, even more so as they are independent of any magazine or trade group. The awards are bi-annual, which means […]