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04 Oct 2016

Another award for The Wing

The award-winning Wing building we designed for the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust at Capel-le-Ferne is in the running for yet another top prize. The Wing at Capel-le-Ferne, which houses The Scramble Experience as well as a shop, café and learning centre, has made it onto the shortlist of the 2016 Kent Design and Development Awards in three separate categories. The Spitfire wing-shaped visitor centre, which boasts solar panels and a host of other environmentally friendly features, has been shortlisted in […]

01 Jul 2016

Preserving our history

While the Godden Allen Lawn Team has a great reputation for designing modern buildings like the Spitfire-inspired Wing at Capel-le-Ferne, we also know our stuff when it comes to looking after the local heritage. As chartered surveyors, we are skilled at maintaining the fabric of old buildings, and our portfolio currently includes two of the oldest in the country. We protect, preserve and advise the Trustees who are responsible for two Kent alsmhouses, St John’s Hospital in Northgate, Canterbury, which […]

29 Jun 2016

Town hall conversion uncovers a surprise

Our ambitious project to convert Folkestone Town Hall into a new museum for the town has exposed an old police cell that will now be incorporated into the final scheme. Folkestone Town Council asked Godden Allen Lawn to design and oversee the conversion of the lower ground floor and part of the upper ground floor after the authority was given £1.7m of lottery funding to carry out the museum scheme. “The lower ground floor used to house the town’s police […]

28 Jun 2016

Raising the roof in Trinity Crescent

We’ve raised the roof with our innovative conversion of a former Folkestone hotel into luxury flats – literally. Our design for the St Olave’s building in Trinity Crescent, now being marketed by London-based Peak Living, involved taking off the roof and adding in two extra storeys to create a luxury penthouse flat with a stunning roof terrace. The scheme has created a total of 11 high-end one, two and three-bedroom apartments, with our novel approach to the top of the […]

28 Jun 2016

RICS Award is the most impressive so far

The new Wing Building designed by Godden Allen Lawn for the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust is rapidly running out of wall space after picking up yet another award. The building at Capel-le-Ferne, just outside Folkestone, has now added a win in the tourism and leisure category of the prestigious RICS South East Awards 2016 to the successes it has already achieved. The award nomination said the building had added an exciting new dimension to the National Memorial to the […]

17 Nov 2015

Another award for The Wing

The building we designed as a tribute to the heroes of the Battle of Britain has now collected its third – and perhaps most impressive – award . The Wing at Capel-le-Ferne, opened in March by Her Majesty the Queen accompanied by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, has now been named as one of the most excellent buildings in the country. The visitor and education centre, designed in the shape of a Spitfire wing, was Highly Commended in the Small […]

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 […]