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 three...

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.