Community & Charity

We are proud to be working with Beacon House supporting those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, to deliver a new primary healthcare centre.  We love the challenge of working creatively, in close collaboration with builders, with budgets that are always too small, to find ways of satisfying the brief without compromising our clients’ vision.

Rear extension


We have been involved in designing a number of new build lifeboat and hovercraft stations for the RNLI in England and Ireland.

RNLI Station Clacton-On-Sea, Essex
RNLI Station Southend
RNLI Station Waterloo Pier, Embankment, London
RNLI Station County Wexford, N.I


Recent portfolio work includes preparing feasibility studies for Essex primary schools who are planning for expansion from two forms per year to four forms per year.  We have designed and delivered a new nursery/after-school block and new staff-room extension to a coastal Infant School.  Designing for schools brings safety and scheduling challenges, with construction work often only possible outside term time.

Public Conveniences

If you visit a WC while you are out and about in Tendring, it is very likely that DC&B may have designed it!

Village Halls

This involves substantial preparatory and consultation with trustees and community groups, presenting drawings and models to clients with a great range of requirements.