Lakeland plans new store design roll-out

Cumbria-based homewares retailer Lakeland has opened the first of a new format of store in Stratford-upon-Avon. Design consultancy Small Back Room produced the concept for the 5,715 sq ft store following a pilot store opened in Durham in April. The...

Architect appointed for Brampton hospital plans

Michael Hunt

An award-winning American architect practice has been appointed to design a new health campus in Brampton, Cumbria. Dallas-based Jonathan Bailey Associates, which designed Hexham General Hospital in Northumberland, is to develop a blueprint for the site. Jonathan Bailey Associates...

West Lakes appoints design consultant to oversee work

Grit & Pearl, a design consultancy from Gateshead, has been appointed to lead a new initiative by West Lakes Renaissance and the Arts Council England North West to "ensure high quality design is at the forefront" of the urban...

Ian Simpson to create Lake District primary school

Manchester-based Ian Simpson Architects has been selected to design a new primary school and village centre in Grasmere, Ambleside. The company was chosen ahead of runners-up Sutherland Hussey and Hanson Marston Mellor for the £1.5m contract. As well as...

Cumbria property developers win second award

Michael Hunt

Applethwaite has won 'Best New Development in a Conservation Area' with its mixed use development scheme, The Royal, in Windermere, Cumbria. The developer, part of the Preston-based Eric Wright Group, gained the award from The Royal Town Planning Institute...

Consultation closes on Gillespies’ design guide for Carlisle

Local residents have until the end of today to give their views on plans to raise the quality of Carlisle city centre following guidelines produced by consultants Gillespies. The draft Urban Design Guide and Public Framework includes principles on...

Egremont Castle winner revealed

Swiss firm Décosterd-Cotting Architects has been selected to design a new performance pavilion in Egremont Castle, Cumbria.

Three named in Egremont Castle shortlist

Architects from the UK, Switzerland and US have been shortlisted in a competition to transform a ruined West Cumbrian castle into an events venue.