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Godden Allen Lawn

14 Oct 2015

Top award for Battle of Britain learning centre

Our imaginatively designed tribute to the heroes of the Battle of Britain has been honoured with one of the UK’s top awards for architecture. The Wing, the visitor centre we designed for The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust at the National Memorial to the Few at Capel-le-Ferne, Kent, has won the top award at the 2015 Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) South East Awards for Planning Excellence. As well as being judged the overall winner, the Spitfire wing-shaped building also […]

28 Sep 2015

Village hall has transformed Kent village

Community life in an east Kent village has been transformed following the opening of an impressive extension to Barham Village Hall. Designed by Godden Allen Lawn, the new Barham Village Hall has provided a permanent home for a shop and post office that had been operating from a storage container in the car park, as well as more space and better facilities. Doubling the size of the village hall on a very tight site involved some innovative design work since […]

28 Sep 2015

Godden Allen Lawn’s iconic “Wing” visitor centre wins design award

The unique building designed by Nick Lawn for the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust’s site at Capel-le-Ferne, on the White Cliffs just outside Folkestone, has won a major award that recognises its iconic design. Godden Allen Lawn’s starting point for The Wing, which houses an audio-visual experience that pays tribute to the heroes of the Battle of Britain, was the unmistakeable shape of R J Mitchell’s Spitfire wing, complete with its famous uplift. The £3.5m building, which also houses an […]

23 Jun 2013

Battle of Britain Memorial Trust

24th June 2013- Go ahead given for the new visitor centre at Capel-le-ferne Great news from Capel-le-Ferne, where the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust has given the go-ahead for work to start on the new visitor centre at the National Memorial to the Few. It’s great news for Kent and for those who believe that the sacrifice and heroism of the RAF during the Battle of Britain needs to be remembered by the younger generation, but it’s also great news […]

14 Nov 2012

2–4, South Street, Folkestone

Delight at ‘highly commended’ Status The gateway building designed by Godden Allen Lawn at the entrance to Folkestone’s Creative Quarter narrowly missed taking the top slot at the prestigious Kent Design and Development Awards at the start of this month. The building at 2 – 4, South Street, at the junction of the Old High Street and Tontine Street, was given ‘highly commended’ status, a major achievement within such a high profile, countywide competition. The exciting scheme turned four dilapidated […]

12 Oct 2012

Shortlisted for Prestigious Award

An important gateway building conversion by Godden Allen Lawn at the entrance to Folkestone’s Creative Quarter has been shortlisted for a prestigious Kent Design and Development Award. The building at 2 – 4, South Street, which is at the junction of the Old High Street and Tontine Street, was designed for the Creative Foundation. The exciting scheme turned four dilapidated terraced properties into a ground floor restaurant with artist’s studios on the first floor and apartments on the second. The […]