Crosby Granger Architects are being shortlisted for a wide range of projects in the north west regional round of the 2024 RICS Awards. The awards showcase the most inspirational initiatives and developments in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. The RICS awards recognise outstanding achievement, teamwork and companies. Later this year, the firm who has won these regional awards will know if these projects will be put forward for the national awards.

Our shortlisted projects are:

1 – A National Trust visitor facility in Wasdale, a unique building in one of the most sensitive areas of the UNESCO Lake District World Heritage Site. It is where visitors access England’s highest mountain and come to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this remote valley.

2 – Extensive renovations of a house dating back to c.1536 in Coniston Valley North, Cumbria. It included sensitively modernising the interior and providing sustainable solutions to improve its thermal performance.

3 – Turning a dilapidated estate workshop at Levens Hall, South Cumbria, into a take-away bakery. This serves the many visitors who come for the ancient medieval parkland, to see the Elizabethan house and its topiary garden, one of the oldest topiary gardens in the world.

4 – Restoring a Grade II* listed Victorian Glasshouse and loggia, at Leighton Hall, South Cumbria, to create a versatile events space.

Crosby Granger Architects was founded in 2014 by Chris and Chloe Granger with Paul Crosby. Today the company employs twelve people, including chartered architects and a chartered architectural technologist. The practice is also looking to set up apprenticeship programmes to encourage young learners.