DLM are delighted to announce that they will be working with Polygon Collective, Arts For Guernsey and the Victor Hugo Centre Guernsey LBG team to create design proposals for an off-grid tourism experience. The project is located on Guernsey’s south coast cliffs on a unique site that has inspired such names as Peter Le Lievre, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Victor Hugo. The proposal will provide an immersive off grid living experience, an exemplar for sustainable and low impact development on our island. A destination for visiting artists & writers as well as a cultural hub where creativity and collaboration can thrive alongside the raw elements of the surrounding landscape.

Martin Belcher, chairman of Polygon Collective said: ‘We first approached DLM in 2022 to generate and collaborate on ideas which would benefit both residents and visitors to the Island. In alignment with DLM Architect’s ethos to encourage sustainable development, they saw it as a unique opportunity to create an experimental off-grid and low energy structure, offering spaces aimed to inspire creativity. ‘

This exciting and ambitious project would produce educational, cultural, economic and tourism benefits for the island. The residence would emphasise the positive impact that arts and creative expression can have locally, in fostering creativity and drawing international audiences to Guernsey’s beautiful landscapes, vibrant culture and rich history.

David De La Mare, Managing Director of DLM Architects, said “This project draws together our passion for art, nature, community and sustainable construction. I’m very excited to be working alongside such a diverse and skilled team and eager to see where the collaboration leads us.”

Issued by: Emily Squire
Tel: 01481 701070

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About DLM

Established in 2011, by David De La Mare, DLM Architects are a multi award winning RIBA chartered practice. We are committed to designing contemporary and sustainable buildings that are perfectly suited to their site, client, users and budget. We work closely with all our clients to design exceptional buildings, anything from small renovations to bespoke homes, housing developments and commercial projects. We understand the value and importance of creating spaces that are not only beautiful but that enhance our clients’ daily lives.

The shared ethos of our team is to develop high quality progressive architecture that embraces heritage and challenges convention. Our highly skilled team believe that we have a social responsibility to improve our environment and enhance the landscape of our island.

We create architectural responses, informed by specific site conditions, the ways in which people utilise and inhabit spaces, and the unique and varied ways in which we each choose to live.

Our bespoke services incorporate concept design, planning and building licence applications, construction detailing, contract administration and project management.


About Polygon Collective

Polygon Group Limited, known as the Polygon Collective is an independent family-owned investment company which manages a diverse portfolio that provides support and unique investments to businesses, sophisticated investors and high net worth individuals.
Polygon began life in 1975 as Polygon Insurance Company Limited in Guernsey.

The company hasn’t stopped expanding since and has recognised that its most successful organic growth comes from working with and investing in like-minded operations and investing and partnering in the ideas, people and enterprises that are the innovative companies of tomorrow.

Our investment focus is predominantly on property, financial services and angel funding.