Shaw and Jagger are proud to announce that planning permission has been granted for the construction of a new boathouse on the shores of Derwentwater within the historic Lingholm Estate. The scheme has been developed over a number of years with careful consideration towards the National Park and with extensive consultation with the local planning authority. The scheme represents a modern reinterpretation of the existing dilapidated boathouse to provide a space for our Client to house his boat at the lower level, whilst the first floor will benefit from large expanses of glazing to maximise the views over the lake for the enjoyment of the public who will be able to rent the space as a holiday let. The boathouse has been described by the local authority as potentially the final boathouse to be approved on the lake and as such Shaw and Jagger are very proud to have been able to be involved in the design of the scheme which we hope will be received well by the public as a contemporary architectural feature on the lakeshore.
The foundations for the cafe building are now completed ahead of the steel portal frame arriving on site last week. This went up with some speed and now the form of the building is clearly visable along with the opening for the long ridge rooflight. The building will overlook the traditional walled garden that is being reinstated with the help of a specialist and the head gardener. We can’t wait to see further progress next month!
We made a visit to the Lingholm Estate on Thursday of last week for a design review meeting about the boathouse, site meeting about the cafe construction that is due to start in the next few weeks and a general catch up on the progress of the estate.
The main house is now mostly complete with the works to the roof finished (and mighty impressive) along with the repaired and re-glazed stone room window and the completion of the estate office.
We were fortunate enough to have a sunny day for the visit too which made it all the more better.