5plus wins contract for Kendal public sector HQ

Neil Tague

Manchester architect 5plus has been selected by three public sector bodies to create plans for the refurbishment and extension of the County Hall building in Kendal into a new public sector hub.

Peel wins architecture award

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Peel’s new base for Wirral Metropolitan College, designed by Glenn Howells, was among five North West winners at the RIBA national awards. [GALLERY]

SURVEY: Vertical Salary Review

The construction and property sector has seen unprecedented changes in recent years and as we enter a new period we think it’s important to understand the impact of this on industry professionals.

Vision revealed for new Lake District gateway

A team led by Altrincham-based landscape architect Planit-IE has completed the 15-year masterplan for the redevelopment of Brockhole on the shores of Windermere for the Lake District National Park Authority.

Boat museum plans granted consent

Simon Donohue

The Lake District National Park Authority has granted consent to plans for the £13.3m Windermere Steamboat Museum.

Extra care apartments gain consent

Plans have been approved for a £2.7m Eden Housing Association project to build extra care apartments for older people in Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria.

Windermere convention centres gets go-ahead

Savage & Chadwick Architects and planning consultancy Steven Abbott Associates LLP have secured planning consent on behalf of English Lakes Hotels for a new 600-capacity convention centre on the shore of Windermere at the Low Wood Bay Hotel.

University seeks architects

Cumbria University is seeking architectural and related services for a four year framework to support its capital works plan.