Archive for July 2018

Client Days: Opera and Fine Dining at the Glyndebourne Festival

I recently visited Glyndebourne Opera House for the annual Glyndebourne Festival for a performance of Der Rosenkavalier, one of Strauss’s great romantic comedies. We hosted a dinner for Princess Marie Thérèse von Werdenberg and her grandson, DJ Valzacchi. Glyndebourne is the quintessential summer occasion: sunset picnics on the lawn in stunning gardens. High society, dressed…

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Client Days: Aspall Tennis Tournament at the Hurlingham Club

Jemima and I recently invited out our clients Bram and Kusi Karek to watch the exclusive Wimbledon warm-up tennis tournament at The Hurlingham Club. We formed a close bond with Bram and Kusi during their project, and have remained friends ever since. Bram and Kusi enjoyed a lobster and champagne lunch with us before we…

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Planning Permission to Master Plan Oak Farm Country Estate in Cobham

Dyer Grimes Architecture are delighted to announce that we have obtained planning permission from Elmbridge Borough Council for full master planning of the Oak Farm country estate in Cobham, Surrey. The original fabric of the 18th century historical facade will be retained, while the roof will be removed and all internal walls replaced. Our plans…

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John’s Advice: Three Tips for Planning Your Basement Extension

Basement extensions are increasingly popular in London, as strict planning laws and limited space push homeowners underground in the quest for more space. But basements extensions are also costly and complex, especially if your existing property is going to be perched on top. Here are my tips for planning a basement which is going to…

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Awards: Dyer Grimes Architecture Wins at BUILD Infrastructure Awards

We’re delighted to announce that we have been awarded “Best Boutique Architecture Firm – South East England” in the 2018 BUILD Infrastructure Awards. About the BUILD Infrastructure Awards Since 2016, The Infrastructure Awards has striven to recognise those who make the industry provides the backbone of our society by spotlighting the dedicated individuals and devoted…

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Planning Approval to Add Dormer and Rooflight to Richmond Family Home

Dyer Grimes Architecture is delighted to announce that Richmond Borough Council has granted planning permission for the addition of a roof light and dormer to our clients’ five-bed family home. By adding a dormer and rooflight, more space and light will be provided to the loft accommodation, which will be subdivided into two bedrooms, increasing…

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