Chipping Campden School
Jeff Price, Chair of Chipping Campden School Housing Association. Project completed: August 2020
"Dawn Lodge Associates has been actively involved with Chipping Campden School Housing Association over many years. It is now some six years since we evolved the idea of a joint development project with the school to raise the funds to build new purpose-built housing for keyworkers at the school at the same time as securing sufficient funds to build the school a new, purpose-built Performing Arts Centre.
It was Dawn Lodge who initially arranged legal consultation with well-informed lawyers before moving on to finding a developer who was willing to take on this ambitious project and sufficient capital to fund the project. This was the difficult part of the scheme. Dawn Lodge prepared the necessary parameters for procurement and helped us through the presentation stage. There were many problems along the way until a suitable developer was selected. DLA arranged land variations for the HA and drew up a detailed high-quality specification for the keyworker homes. We are now at the final construction stage of the new houses and the Performing Arts Centre is under construction.
We would have never reached where we are now without DLA’s relentless hard work and determination. It has been a bumpy ride as external problems raised their ugly head. At the eleventh hour, our developer dropped out and another one was successfully brought on board. There have been times when I could have easily thrown in the towel. DLA’s “can do” attitude kept us going. We had a marathon three hour conference call with a new solicitor going over the minutiae of the development contract. Another invaluable attribute has been DLA’s attention to detail, ensuring that the properties have been built exactly to our specification. Through DLA’s tenacious attention to detail, major problems along the way such as drainage issues have been successfully overcome.
I would not hesitate to use the services of Dawn Lodge Associate in the future and recommend DLA without hesitation."
Honeybourne Village Hall
Richard Kendrick MHCMA Chairman Trustees Honeybourne Village Hall: Project completed August 2020
"I had the pleasure of working with Dawn on our new Village Hall at Honeybourne, for nearly 12 months, we along with a build committee and other professionals finished the project under budget and on time. Thanks to Dawns attention to detail and expertise she very much helped us to achieve this and is always prepared to go that extra mile to make sure perfection is reached for the client. We now have something to be very proud of and I would have no hesitation in recommending her professional skills for future projects."
Rachel & Arthur Cunynghame: Project completed February 2019
"Dawn, without you the whole thing would have been very much harder to do and we are really grateful for your part in the build. You managed to keep the whole project on an even keel and took away some of the worry we might otherwise had."
The Old Forge
Peter Erskine - retired CEO O2 Telefonica and retired Chairman Ladbrokes: Project completed November 2018
"Dawn, thanks you have done a great job!"
The Great Barn
Paul Quarterman: Project completed March 2018
"DLA have been instrumental in delivering a beautiful outcome with high design and construction values under the most difficult circumstance. When our main contractor went into administration mid-way through the project, DLA were able to guide us through the complex finances of work in progress and helped us to get our project completed with minimal stress. We are so glad we had DLA on the team! "
Roger Abbott: Project completed August 2017
"I couldn’t be more delighted, particularly the way it fits into the streetscape. Enormous congratulations to all.. A triumph in the face of adversity"
Holy Trinity Church
Stratford-upon-Avon Parochial Church Council: Project completed June 2016
"We have worked with Dawn Lodge on the project for the extension to Holy Trinity Church for the last 18 months. Throughout this time she has provided outstanding support through bid development and evaluation, contracting and financial control and final settlement. Her skill and experience was especially valued and welcome through a difficult period of value engineering which ensured we were able to deliver a building we are very happy with – to budget. She is very approachable and easy to work with and we hope to work together on future projects."
Steve Booker: Project completed 14th May 2015
"I have been more than pleased with your professionalism and help with bringing this project to a very satisfactory conclusion. It has been a pleasure working with Dawn."
Escape Community Arts
Project completed 7th March 2015
"HUGE THANKS to Dawn, we couldn't have done it without you!!!!"
Stratford-upon-Avon Town Council
Sarah Summers: Town Clerk Project completed 5th March 2015
"May I thank both Roger Abbott and Dawn Lodge most sincerely, I am delighted with my new office"
Dormy House Spa
"I am delighted to let you know that The Dormy House Spa has been named one of the the Top 5 Spa's in the UK by the Good Spa Guide. Thank you for all your efforts in helping us to achieve this great accolade, we really could not have done it without you."
Lord and Lady Boswell
"We have greatly valued and appreciated working with Dawn Lodge Associates on a complex and innovative farm building conversion to holiday lettings. Given that this was a new experience for us, we were pleased to draw on their expertise, and strong evaluation, negotiation and project management skills."
" We have worked with Dawn Lodge Associates on numerous projects incuding schools, one off houses, hotels, extensions and alterations to a Sports Club. They have always provided an excellent service including budget costings, advising on the most appropriate Building Contract to use, preparing Tender Documentation, valuations and delivering projects within budget - to the benefit of ourselves and our Clients. We would have no hesitation recommending Dawn Lodge Associates."
Royal Shakespeare Company
"I just wanted to drop a note to pass on our thanks for all your support during the process. Your helping in keeping the project moving forwards and overcoming a few challenges along the way has been invaluable and I look forward to continuing to work with you in the future."
Redevelopment of Stratford Town Hall
Sarah Summers Project completed 10th August 2011
"Thank you for your tremendous work on seeing this successful project through to
completion. I believe the Council is well pleased.
The Malt House
Ian Loader Project completed 8th August 2011
“Dawn was a most important member of the project team, for a technically challenging build that required close collaborative working with all involved; she had a refreshingly pragmatic approach, while still keeping a careful control of the cost plan.”
Marcus Ferrar Project completed 20th July 2011
“Many thanks for accompanying us through this renovation.
Your help and and advice has been of great help from beginning to end.”