Legh Cottage receives consent

We’re absolutely delighted to confirm that Legh Cottage has finally received Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent for the proposed extension work.

We think that this will be one of our finest projects and we can’t wait to get cracking!!!

Manchester Dogs’ Home receives planning permission

MDH Sketch 05We’re delighted to announce that the proposed new adoption block, brought about by the tragic fire which destroyed the previous block; received formal planning consent today.

Works are progressing here in the studio and with the other consultants and, of course the staff at the dogs’ home itself to appoint a contractor within the coming weeks in order to start on site as soon as possible.

Keep up with progress HERE

Exciting times ahead!!!

UCLAN visit Legh Cottage

UCLAN VisitIt’s always nice to show off our projects, particularly to those who work or hope to work in conservation architecture. So it was with great pleasure that we hosted an afternoon with the MSc Building Conservation and Adaptation students from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) at one of our most exciting developments involving a listed building.

UCLAN have visited a number of DWA projects in recent years and not only are we proud that they consider our work worthy, we’re enormous advocates of this fantastic course which sends out great talents in to the world of building conservation.

Our own Danny Waugh and Bruce Johnson both studied the course. Danny’s experience and views can be seen HERE

We’re on the move!!

We’re delighted to announce that from the 20th June, DWA will be in fabulous new premises on a beautiful converted farmstead in Holmes Chapel.

Visit our CONTACT page for details.

We’re very much looking forward to embarking on this new chapter in our story.

DWA nominated for Building Exellence awards

It is with great pride that once again DWA step forward as nominees for a presigious award.

This time, for Best New Build Dwelling at the LABC North West Building Excellence Awards .

The ceremony will take place at Bolton’s Reebok stadium on Friday 11th May where we’ll be in attendance to learn of our fate.

Watch this space!!

Tea at Betty’s

Working with historic buildings is a privilege, working for a client with a notable heritage is the ‘icing on the cake’….if you’ll excuse the phrase.

We can barely contain our excitement here at Dickinson Waugh as we announce our appointment as architectural and historic building consultants to the Betty’s & Taylor Group.

A trip to Harrogate or even everything the magnificent city of York has to offer isn’t complete without tea and scones at Betty’s Tea Rooms.

Our work on Little Betty’s of Stonegate in York has begun with proposals progressing well. From this we hope to be involved with this wonderful client for many years to come.

Watch this space!!

No job too small!

This is a cliché that’s resonated with Mark and I recently. General feedback for the new web site has been excellent, but one criticism seems to be raised more and more……”you don’t do small projects”


It’s simply the fact that the bigger projects photograph better and we’re ashamed to admit that the prestige element got the better of us on this occasion.

Let all of our prospective clients with more modest proposals be reassured that each project crossing our doorstep is considered as important as the last. Your project is the most important thing to you, how dare we take that responsibility lightly?

The challenge is in the project. We’ll be adding some more of our work to the website soon. Watch this space.

Civic Trust Award. WE WON!

Mark Dickinson and Faulkners Bar Retailer Ian Wade

Further to our earlier blog, we’re delighted to announce that The Faulkner Bar & Kitchen, Hoole was presented with the Chester Civic Trust New Year Honours 2011 award for the Best Building Renovation.

This project was carried out on behalf of our client S & N Pub Enterprises who we have had the pleasure of working for, for over ten years.

The award was one of three presented to recognise the best of the recent changes within the local environment and are based on nominations made by members of the Chester Civic Trust and include buildings, landscaping, public art and much more.