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English Architectural Developments in Cumbria, northwest England, UK

post updated 18 August 2023

Cumbria Architecture News – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

1 May 2022
Pooley New Bridge, Penrith
Design: Knight Architects
Pooley New Bridge Cumbria
photo © Peter Blair
Pooley New Bridge
Pooley New Bridge, Penrith design by Knight Architects, England: more than just an essential piece of infrastructure but a much-loved piece of sculpture.

1 May 2022
The Fratry, Carlisle Cathedral
Design: Feilden Fowles Architects
The Fratry, Carlisle Cathedral building
photo © Peter Cook
The Fratry, Carlisle Cathedral
The Fratry, Carlisle Cathedral building design by Feilden Fowles Architects, England: discerning conservation, a new build café facility & restored and re-purposed fratry with community space.

Cumbrian Architecture News 2020 – 2021

23 September 2021
Millom Town Deal – Design Competition in Cumbria
Iron Line Millom, Cumbria Design Competition
photo : David Savage
Iron Line Millom, Cumbria Design Competition
A global search for landscape and architectural designers with big ideas has been launched – as multi-million pound plans to transform a unique beauty spot in a UK town gather pace. Working with Copeland Borough Council, the Millom Town Deal Board secured an offer of £20.6 million from the Government’s £3.6 billion Towns Fund initiative earlier this year for projects it identified as local priorities.

16 September 2021
Shortlist for RIBA Stirling Prize 2021Windermere Jetty Museum
Design: Carmody Groarke Architects
Windermere Steamboat Museum Lake District - Cumbria Buildings
photo © Hufton – Crow
Windermere Jetty Museum

14 Sep 2020
Dove Cottage and the Museum at Wordsworth Grasmere
Exhibition, interpretation & wayfinding: Nissen Richards Studio ; Basebuild architect: Purcell
Cumbria Buildings - Dove Cottage, Museum at Wordsworth Grasmere garden
photo : Gareth Gardner
Dove Cottage and the Museum at Wordsworth Grasmere

28 Jan 2016
Moorside Open Design Competition in Cumbria

RIBA Moorside Open Design Competition, West Cumbria

In a World-first, designers from across the globe are being asked to come up with architecture and landscape ideas for Europe’s largest new nuclear power station.

Architecture Competition in Cumbria

17 Sep 2013
Brockhole Development
There are fears a Lake District visitor centre could be turned into a “glorified funfair” if a proposed development goes ahead, reports the BBC. The country house at Brockhole, which overlooks Lake Windermere, could become a youth hostel and a watersport centre could be built on its grounds.

The Lake District National Park Authority wants the site to attract more young people to the Lakes.
However, there are concerns the 15-year development would disrupt the area.
The national park authority wants the site to be a “taster hub” for the rest of the area. The plans also include restoring the Thomas Mawson designed Arts and Craft garden and creating a space for large events.

7 Aug 2013
Blackwell – The Arts and Crafts House, Windermere – news
Architect: Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott
Blackwell Arts and Crafts House Windermere
photograph © Tony West
Blackwell – The Arts and Crafts House
The Lakeland Arts Trust is delighted to announce a new acquisition by renowned architect and designer, Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott, also the architect of Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House. This imposing oak and ebony inlaid barrel chair with slatted sides is on displayed at Blackwell from August 2013.

23 Jul 2013
Furness College, Barrow-in-Furness
Design: Broadway Malyan
Furness College England - Cumbria Buildings
photo from architect
Furness College
Global architecture, urbanism and design practice Broadway Malyan has completed the delivery of a new further education facility for 2,500 students and teaching / support staff in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.

25 Aug 2011
Windermere Steamboat Museum Architecture Competition
Windermere Steamboat Cumbria Buildings
picture from RIBA
Windermere Steamboat Museum : Shortlist news

Lawson Park, Lake District
Design: Sutherland Hussey Architects
Lawson Park Coniston Building
image : Sutherland Hussey Architects
Lawson Park

Ullswater Yacht Club
Lake District Architecture Contest
Ullswater Yacht Clubhouse building
image from architects
Ullswater Yacht Club : Architecture Competition Entry by studio octopi

Cumbrian Architecture

Key Lake District Buildings, alphabetical:

Berners Pool, Grange-over-Sands
Dates built: 1998-2006
Design: Stephen Hodder Architects

Blackwell – The Arts and Crafts House, Windermere

Baillie Scott
Dates of refurbishment: 2003
Design: Allies and Morrison Architects
Blackwell The Arts and Crafts House, Windermere
picture © Isabelle Lomholt
Listed building

Egremont Castle structure
originally 12th century ; 2007-
Restoration Architect: Décosterd-Cotting Architects
RIBA Competition win Dec 2007

Grizedale Forest – Education Centre, Lake District
Date built: 2008
Design: Sutherland Hussey Architects
Grizedale Forest Resource Centre building Lake District - Cumbria Buildings
photo from architects
Architecture Competition – winner
Cumbrian building : Grizedale Masterplan

Hadrian’s Bridge – Bridge over River Eden Competition winner, Carlisle
Date built: 1998
Design: Studio E
53 entries

Jerwood Centre, Grasmere

Building for Wordsworth Trust
RIBA Award + Civic Trust Award

The Love Shack, Windermere
Date: 2007-
Design: Sutherland Hussey Architects
Windermere house Cumbria Buildings
image from architects
Lake District house

Penrith car park, Cumbria
Date: 2007-
Design: Sheppard Robson
sculptural form created from hundreds of timbers

More Cumbrian Buildings online soon

Location: Cumbria, northwest England, UK

English Architecture

English Architecture Design – chronological list

English Houses

English Architect

Whitehaven Harbour Design Competition : Cumbrian Architecture Contest

County Architecture adjacent to Cumbria

Lancashire Buildings

Yorkshire Building Designs

Grizedale Forest Education Centre Design, Lake District, Cumbria: Competition
Date built: 2002
Design: Stephen Hodder Architects

Website: Cumbria, Northwest England


Modern Architects

Kendal building

Morecombe Bay – Competition

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