Role: Project Architect

Architectural design for this contemporary educational shelter within the woods above Windermere for the National Trust. The design includes re-used tyres packed with slate quarry waste as part of the foundation.

 

There are straw-bales rendered in lime and plastered in clay, sheeps-wool insulation, rammed earth and adobe block providing internal thermal-mass to the walling. All oak, larch and beech timber was taken from the local Monk-Coniston stormed felled trees.

The building is one of few modern entries in Pevsners ‘The Buildings of England – Cumbria’ p77 and 692, described as “an exercise in sustainability”, “the building fits its woodland setting beautifully while being entirely contemporary”. The scheme gained £35,000 Sustainable Development Funding from the Lake District National Park. Completed 2007.

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Water End

Water End

Water End House is part of a small collection of dwellings on a family estate centred around the largest dwelling Derwent Bay House which sits to the north of Water End House.

Footprint

Footprint

Architectural design for this contemporary educational shelter within the woods above Windermere for the National Trust.

Sheepfold

Sheepfold

The Sheepfold facility is a striking standalone building situated in The Upper Booth Campsite designed by Crosby Granger for The National Trust in the heart of the Edale Valley in the Peak District National Park.

Tarnhows

Tarnhows

The Education shelter and toilet facility is situated in the wooded car park at Tarn Hows, Coniston - one of the ‘honey pots’ of The Lake District National Park.

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Crosby Granger Architects have made three senior promotions in response to our ambitious growth plans and the increasing demand for our heritage consultancy services.

Our award-winning practice has long established expertise in projects involving the care, repair and adaptation of historic buildings, as well as new designs for sensitive sites.

From the scholarly restoration of churches and historic houses across the north of England to master planning for owners of large private estates, Cumbrian clients include the National Trust, Holker Hall, Leighton Hall, Levens Hall and Muncaster Castle. The practice also has clients, including independent schools, in Co. Durham, Cheshire, the Midlands and London.

#heritage #conservation #worldheritagesite #lakedistrict #coniston #vernacular #ldnp #aonb #nationalpark #kendal #vernaculararchitecture #ecclesiastical #crosbygranger #design #independentschools #spab
GREAT NEWS! Crosby Granger Architects have made three senior promotions in response to our ambitious growth plans and the increasing demand for our heritage consultancy services.

Gordon Blunt joined the practice in September 2020 and is tasked with managing and improving the studio’s production of information, knowledge sharing and providing technical oversight on major projects.

Co-founder Chris Granger said: “We have a solid foundation in the heritage sector from which to expand our work and for which we are seeing increasing demand. So we are very pleased about the three appointments.

“We also act as specialist consultants to other architects, surveyors and estate managers who need high-level building conservation advice or technical guidance. They are often wrestling alone with the same problems we are tackling with our bigger team of experts.

#heritage #conservation #worldheritagesite #lakedistrict #coniston #ullockmoss #levenshall #vernacular #ldnp #aonb #nationalpark #kendal #vernaculararchitecture #ecclesiastical #crosbygranger #design #independentschools #spab
GREAT NEWS! Crosby Granger Architects have made three senior promotions in response to our ambitious growth plans and the increasing demand for our heritage consultancy services.

Amy Redman has been with the firm since January 2022 after completing the SPAB Scholarship. Amy will lead on growing the office’s heritage conservation reputation while strengthening existing team members knowledge and skills in this field.

Andrew Bodenham who started at Crosby Granger Architects in January 2019, is leading the practice’s research and development in the use of traditional materials and highlighting its work in historic settings.

Co-founder Chris Granger said: “We have a solid foundation in the heritage sector from which to expand our work and for which we are seeing increasing demand. So we are very pleased about the three appointments.

“We also act as specialist consultants to other architects, surveyors and estate managers who need high-level building conservation advice or technical guidance. They are often wrestling alone with the same problems we are tackling with our bigger team of experts.

#heritage #conservation #worldheritagesite #lakedistrict #coniston #ullockmoss #levenshall #vernacular #ldnp #aonb #nationalpark #kendal #vernaculararchitecture #ecclesiastical #crosbygranger #design #independentschools #spab

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