YMCA Lakeland

  • Location: Lake Windermere, Cumbria
  • Client: YMCA
  • Type: Redevelopment
  • Value: £6.8m
  • Status: Completed

Acting for YMCA, Cassidy + Ashton was the lead consultant for the design and build of its £6.8m state-of-the-art Stoller Campus.

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What we did

  • Lead architect and design consultant
  • Architect and design-related roles
  • Planning application
  • Discharging planning to meet stringent Lakeland conditions
  • Managing the full tender process
  • Project management

Situated on the banks of Lake Windermere, the centre is located within 400 acres of woodland covering 1.5 miles of the Lake’s waterfront and is one of the largest and most established outdoor education centres in the United Kingdom.

Our brief involved developing an existing original concept with careful consideration to materials and operational challenges due to the remoteness of the location.

The C+A design team was keen to create a building that blends sensitively into its surroundings and respectful of the area’s World Heritage Status.

The resulting eco-friendly building covers 3,000 sq m, and incorporates hi-tech entrances, en-suite dormitory rooms and four teaching / training rooms with large glazed exterior walls.

It includes naturally weathered cedar cladding and wall shingles, Lakeland stone for exterior walls and a green roof system which helps to reduce carbon emissions.

“The Stoller Campus will enable us to continue offering life-changing experiences for future generations. We’re looking forward to welcoming our next million young people.”

John Cronin, CEO of YMCA Fylde Coast

  • Royal Institute of British Architects - RIBA
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors - RICS
  • Royal Town Planning Institute - RTPI
  • iso9001
  • iso14001
  • abr

Thank you

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