Local Plan: Design excellence

Design in the Lake District National Park shouldn’t be restricted, there should be freedom of thinking. Architects, designers and planning consultants should feel inspired by this beautiful landscape, and as a result the Lake District will be home to some of the best examples of design excellence in the UK.

In this short film you will hear more about the award-winning design at the University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus, a development with the ambition to inspire future students. Plus, Simon Berry talks about the current renovations at Low Wood Hotel; a world-class resort in the making.

“It wasn’t a surprise that we won the award for our collaborative approach, we worked really hard together with the National Park planners to ensure that what we developed here was sympathetic to the legacy of the campus, and also this rich cultural National Park which we are lucky to live in.”

Annette Suddes, Project Manager, University of Cumbria.

“We felt that particularly with the World Heritage status, the Park should have the very best at every level of serviced accommodation. When we started looking at the Planning Performance Agreement to be honest I was a little sceptical about the process, but it has proved to be very beneficial.”

Simon Berry, Chairman and Managing Director, English Lakes Hotels and Resorts.

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