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Sneak Preview of the refurbishment of St John Ambulance HQ Read more
BDG has undertaken the refurbishment of St John Ambulance's national headquarters at St John's Lane, London.
Having been in their building for some 10 years, this project has given the charity the opportunity to review their space and provide a refresh with greater efficiencies in how they use their office.
The project has involved heavy duty work by the contractor to enable the lift to go down into the basement. This has entailed removal of reinforced walls and digging below the building to provide a new lift pit.
More information to follow shortly.
Dragon Awards Winner 2014
The human rights charity, Helen Bamber Foundation, receives another award for their new inspirational home Read more
Dragon Awards Winner 2014
Helen Bamber Foundation (HBF) is a human rights charity based in London which was founded in 2005. Its specialist team of therapists, doctors and legal experts hold an international reputation for providing therapeutic care, medical consultation, legal protection and practical support to those who have suffered the worst of man’s inhumanity – unimaginable violence through torture, human trafficking, slavery, domestic violence and other human cruelty.
Led by BDG architecture + design and Dovetail furniture consultancy, alongside generous contributions from over 25 companies and individuals, a new and inspirational working environment was created, with the clients’ needs at its heart. The space comprises traditional work space with comforting consulting rooms, as well as flexible therapy space.
Emma Thompson, President of HBF, said "I [Emma] feel pretty much safe everywhere - but people who come here do not feel safe anywhere but here. Their homes are not safe, their families are not safe, their schools are not safe. Nowhere we take for granted feels safe. This place [HBF] means safety and it is an irreplaceable quality. People come here full of anxiety, and they begin to calm down and they begin to be able to feel safe. The Foundation provides that safety, a place that feels secure. From that point, people can begin again."
On 1 October 2014, as a fellow member of the Heart of the City, Dovetail received a Dragon Award at the Mansion House ceremony for the best newcomer to the CSR network .
Dragon Awards, established in 1987 by the Lord Mayor of London, recognise Corporate Community Involvement. Since the first Awards, over 130 Dragon Awards have been given to companies ranging from small local enterprises, to large multi-national businesses.