Daly Martin Williams Architects

Planning Approval granted for 4 new dwellings at Lawrence Drive, Poole.

We are delighted to have gained Planning Consent for these 4 new dwellings to replace an existing property at Lawrence Drive Poole. The site has been divided into two zones, with two 2.5 storey arts and crafts style properties set within the footprint of the existing house at the site entrance, and two subservient contemporary dwellings set at a lower level at the foot of the site. This concept was developed with a need to respond to the existing context, which is characterised by large arts and crafts dwellings set within generous verdant plots. The two properties at the foot of the site have
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Wicket Cottage starts on site

Our project for a replacement dwelling at Boundary Drive, Wimborne has started on site, with completion set for later this summer. The previous dilapidated chalet bungalow has now been demolished and groundworks are underway. The site is very close to our offices in Wimborne, so we look forward to following progress and sharing sequential photos here on our website. The design for the house has been developed closely with our client, who have purchased the plot for their future family home. Sitting on a similar footprint to the previous building, the new house includes provision for 4 double b
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Derek Williams ARB qualified

DMWA Director Receives ARB Accreditation

  We are delighted to announce that our Director, Derek Williams, has successfully completed his Part III studies,  the final part to formally qualify as an Architect. Derek’s​ architectural​ career began 13 years ago at Portsmouth University where he gained both his undergraduate degree as well as his masters in Architecture. Since then ​Derek has ​worked for a number of high profile practices including John Pardey Architects​ in Lymington, prior to bec​oming a director at DMWA in 2015.​    
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The Thirsty Bird Opens

  ‘The Thirsty Bird’, a new cafe and wine bar located opposite our offices in the centre of historic Wimborne is now open. Offering coffee, cheese and charcuterie and an excellent selection of wine served by our client Georgie and her friendly team. We have had the privilege of sampling the menu, and cannot recommend this venue enough. The final space feels cosy and informal, and successfully delivers on Georgie’s original vision. DMWA assisted in the process, acting as Architects during both the design and construction phase, initially gaining planning and listed buildi
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Bespoke ‘Tree House’ Dwelling approved at Commitee

We are delighted to share the news that our new dwelling design at Cotes Avenue, Poole has been unanimously approved at Committee today. This highly constrained site presented a number of challenges from the offset – A previously unused and overgrown wedge shaped plot, a history of planning refusals, a number of TPO’s and topography that slopes down dramatically from road level. Turning these constraints into opportunities, we have developed this design for a perched ‘tree house’ that nestles into the hillside on a raised deck, floating above the garden floor below. The
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Mike Davies Lecture at AUB

DMWA had the pleasure of attending today’s RSH Partners’ fantastic lecture at the Arts University Bournemouth. Mike Davies, one of the practice’s founders, spoke about the philosphy of Mezotecture, and how this spacial concept has influenced so many of the practice’s high profile buildings, as well as smaller scale, and lower budget projects. The idea that a building is malleable over time is an interesting concept, and works well on large scales, like airports. The demand for evolution is paramount, and so incorporating a design element which shields a project from pla
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