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.
Shaw and Jagger are excited to announce that planning permission has been granted on an application to reinstate gardens and to re-open a public café as part of the ongoing refurbishment works at the Lingholm Estate, Portinscale, Keswick.
The cafe has been designed to reference the gardens original potting shed, which is named in the grade II listing for the site and shall be preserved within the scheme. The use of Lakeland slate and stone on the building will assure the new addition sits comfortably alongside Lingholm Main House; its outlook will be solely into the enclosed garden, away for the main house to maintain privacy for those staying in holiday accommodation on the estate.
The cafe will be a standalone structure, completely separate from the house and existing garden potting shed. This allows the cafe building and the public enclosed garden associated with it to be open 7 days a week throughout the year, as its own entity within the refurbished estate.
A key aspect of the design is to provide a destination on the western shore of Derwentwater between Keswick and Catbells/Dales Way and other tourist attractions. The café and garden that it sits within will be an accessible public space offering modern facilities, whilst referencing the history of the site and the wider estate. The garden will be an informal public space, welcoming all visitors whether they are using the cafe facilities, playground, staying on the estate or walking through the site to or from the new jetty for Derwentwater steam launch, or adjacent Catbells.
Further information about the estate can be found on their website: www.thelingholmestate.co.uk which features all the renovations that Shaw and Jagger are assisting with on the existing Grade II listed estate such as the recently completed Lake View apartment.