Archive of: Refurbishment

Sailmakers in Ipswich has been shortlisted for the BCSC Gold Award 2016

10 October 2016

Sailmakers in Ipswich has been shortlisted for the BCSC Gold Award 2016

Our recently completed scheme for LaSalle Investment Management has revitalised a tired shopping centre located in Ipswich town centre.

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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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