SEARCH IN BRIEF

 
Windermere Steamboat Museum secures £9.4m from UK Heritage Lottery Fund

Windermere Steamboat Museum in the UK's Lake District has been awarded a grant of £9.4m from the Heritage Lottery Fund towards the development of the new museum, with construction now set to start next year.

Carmody Groarke was chosen to design the project by Lakeland Arts following a win in the RIBA design competition held in 2011.

The funding, combined with the match funding rasied to date, will enable Lakeland Arts to continue developing the plans for the new museum as a world-class attraction on Windermere including new exhibitions and displays telling the stories of boats and people on the lake. The project includes a new wet dock so visitors can see boats displayed in the water and a publicy viewable conservation workshop.

“Immediate steps are to complete design development of Carmody Groarke's RIBA competition-winning scheme so that construction can start next year,” said Gordon Watson, Chief Executive of Lakeland Arts.

“We are looking forward to re-opening the Museum and welcoming visitors to enjoy the wonderful collection of Windermere boats and take part in exciting new activities and events inspired by the collections and beautiful site,” he added.

IN BRIEF
Friday 09 August 2013
Promotions at Perkins Eastman and affiliate companies
Fri 15 Aug 2014
New York architect picked to lead Columbia University’s School of Architecture
Thu 14 Aug 2014
Giam Swiegers to become CEO of Aurecon as of 1 February 2015
Thu 14 Aug 2014
NEON to design RIBA Lounge at MIPIM UK
Wed 13 Aug 2014
WOHA to design Trump Tower Mumbai
Wed 13 Aug 2014
WAN AWARDS Judge Jennifer Marmon, AIA, among 2014 AIA|LA Presidential Board Honorees
Fri 08 Aug 2014
Planning permission in City of London for dRMM
Fri 08 Aug 2014
Douglas Durst and Peter Irwin to receive lifetime achievement awards from the CTBUH this November
Fri 08 Aug 2014