THE CELEBRATED architect who designed the Malvern Park gates, has passed away aged 77.
Former Solihull School pupil David Dunstan began his illustrious career in the borough at Philip Skelcher Architects, where one of his first projects was designing the Malvern Park gates commemorating the Queen’s Coronation.
Sixty years later, the grandfather was invited to attend the re-dedication of the gates, sporting newly designed plaques, to mark the Queen’s Jubilee.
David later went on to take charge of major projects in the Middle and Far East, including a polo club for the Sultan of Brunei, and was admitted into the Carpenters’ Company of London.
Since retirement divorced Mr Dunstan lived in Auchencairn, in Dumfries and Galloway, where he successfully established a permanent village store and Post Office.
He leaves daughter Anna, son Tom and grandson Sam.
His brother Paul said: “He was a first class brother and a great friend.
“For many years he was my mentor. I shall miss him.”
Mr Dunstan is being cremated in Dumfries on Wednesday November 14.