Archive of: Design

Tower Ramparts is transformed into Sailmakers

04 January 2016

Tower Ramparts is transformed into Sailmakers

DLG’s involvement with Tower Ramparts Shopping centre goes back some 20 years, initially working with the previous owners to simplify some of the 80’s interiors. Although located in the heart of Ipswich’s historic centre and connecting the town’s main bus station to one of the main shopping streets, twenty years on the centre was failing to attract enough permanent and recognisable tenants made worse by the departure of the anchor department store which had been the focus of the centre.

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Helen Roach talks Conservation

07 December 2015

Helen Roach talks Conservation

Having been at DLG for over 17 years, I have been fortunate to have worked on numerous heritage projects including a number of conversions of listed Georgian houses into high quality modern office space and luxury apartments. Here are some of the issues that we regularly encounter and how we successfully overcome them.

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A Broad Church?... Adapting Churches for the common good

02 November 2015

A Broad Church?... Adapting Churches for the common good

Earlier this month the Church of England’s Building review group launched a report on how best to care and use their buildings for the common good giving a set of recommendations. This spawned some interesting articles in the Guardian by Simon Jenkins and Giles Fraser expanding on the potential future uses of Church buildings in England.

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Construction teams should consider value engineering as carbon engineering

28 September 2015

Construction teams should consider value engineering as carbon engineering

After years of striving to promote sustainable design in the world of commercial architecture it’s clear to me one of the easiest ways to deliver some winners is to bet on the Trojan horse named value engineering. If you’re offering cost reductions to Clients, Project managers and the team QS you are pushing on an open door right?

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The Great DLG Interior Design Challenge!

22 September 2015

The Great DLG Interior Design Challenge!

It’s not only Mary Berry who’s great at mixing things up and creating a masterpiece on the “Great British bake off”, here at DLG, our interiors team much prefer watching the BBC’s Great Interior Design Challenge. We like to imagine how we would rise to the various challenges the budding designers are set, and as such we thought we would share one our own current challenges with you …

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Clerkenwell Design Week

29 May 2015

Clerkenwell Design Week

DLG’s Interior Designer, Sarah, has been checking out what’s on offer at Clerkenwell Design Week

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