Jasmine had the tremendous fortune of buying one of Wimbledon Village’s most beautiful homes: a Victorian villa which is locally listed as a Building of Townscape Merit – a level of planning protection that proved to be too complex for her first architect. “I started out in Wimbledon Village with [another architect]. We put in…

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DGA are delighted to announce that we have been named ‘Best Practice Operator in the United Kingdom’ at ACQ Magazine’s ACQ5 Country Awards. Speaking of the awards, ACQ Magazine said, “[Our awards recognise the] achievements of those who are responding most successfully to the demands being placed on them in the new post-recession business environment.”…

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DGA are delighted to announce that we have been granted planning permission in Grove Park for a contemporary extension to a Grade II listed house. The house was originally built in 1820 as part of the Grove Park Estate, developed by the Duke of Devonshire. We received planning permission from Hounslow Council on the strength…

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DGA have been commissioned to design an ultra-contemporary new family home in the quiet suburbs of Teddington. Our clients want to maximise the potential of the site by filling the plot edge-to-edge, while excavating a terraced garden to open up the lower ground floor. We are currently proposing multiple designs to the client as part…

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Sally Arnold from Planning Potential considers the implications of COVID19 on the planning sector and reveals the results of some recent research. As I sit here writing this blog confined to my house, I (like many others in my sector) am thinking of many questions relating to the planning implications of the current situation and…

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Florence Laino is an Associate Partner at L – P : Archaeology, where she oversees everything from small archaeological assessments for private residential projects like ours to the discovery of a previously unknown Medieval kitchen beneath Hampton Court Palace. Our clients are often surprised to discover how much archaeology can impact their projects – especially…

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As part of our restoration of their listed Georgian townhouse, our client wanted to clear their dark and overgrown garden to create a bright and spacious social space to enjoy long summer evenings with family and friends. While our work on the house itself was focused on sympathetic restoration rather than bold reinvention, in the…

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Turner view of Richmond Riverside

Like many people, Tricia and Tony adored the Richmond riverside and often dreamed about living along it. A house went on the market that would give them the opportunity after a bit of work, but first they would need to get planning permission. What’s the story behind your house? Tony: We currently lived in a…

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