Shortlist Announced: Windermere Steamboat Museum Competition

The eight short-listed design teams have been announced for the competition to redevelop the Windermere Steamboat Museum on the shores of Lake Windermere in the Lake District National Park. The Lakeland Arts Trust recently secured initial support for a £7.4m Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) bid*, including £494,000 development funding, to take the project forward. The project aims to create an exciting and active museum which will use the lake and the stunning lakeside setting to display the nationally significant collection of steam launches, motor boats, yachts and other vessels which are all associated with Windermere.

The first stage of the competition attracted 114 Expressions of Interest and the shortlist was selected from an extremely high calibre field of responses. The short-list (in order of the architect leading the multi-disciplinary design team) is as follows:

  • Carmody Groarke
  • Adam Khan Architects
  • Niall McLaughlin Architects
  • Terry Pawson Architects
  • Reiach and Hall Architects
  • 6a Architects
  • Sutherland Hussey Architects
  • Witherford Watson Mann Architects

The design proposals will be subject to public display and comment in late October 2011 and the design teams will be invited to present their schemes to the jury panel at the final interviews to be held in late November 2011.