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Lawson Park / Sutherland Hussey Architects

  • 01:00 - 17 December, 2013
Lawson Park / Sutherland Hussey Architects
Lawson Park / Sutherland Hussey Architects, Courtesy of Sutherland Hussey Architects
Courtesy of Sutherland Hussey Architects

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  • Contractor

    Leck Construction
  • Client

    Grizedale Arts
  • Contract Type

    JCT Intermediate
  • Contract Value

    £800,000
  • Awards

    RIBA Award 2011
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Courtesy of Sutherland Hussey Architects
Courtesy of Sutherland Hussey Architects

Courtesy of Sutherland Hussey Architects
Courtesy of Sutherland Hussey Architects

Located on the west side of Grizedale Forest, Lawson Park overlooks Coniston Water and across the lake to Coniston village, framed by a backdrop of craggy mountain peaks.

Section AA
Section AA

Lawson Park is an historic Cumbrian hill farm, which was established in 1338 by Furness Abbey to supply wool as part of the abbey’s production chain. Since its decline as a working sheep farm in the early 20th Century it has been used for a variety of purposes including a holiday home and a hostel for Liverpool University.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

Grizedale Arts have been using the farm since 2000 for hosting artists and projects, but are now developing the whole site as the new headquarters for the organisation. The new buildings will provide residential accommodation and research facilities for artists, curators and Grizedale guests, along with small scale conference facilities, warden’s accommodation and site office.

Courtesy of Sutherland Hussey Architects
Courtesy of Sutherland Hussey Architects

In addition, an area of approximately 15 acres of surrounding farmland is being developed as a site for experimental land use and arts projects in collaboration with artists, curators, invited groups and local stakeholders.

Artists are invited to work on projects, the principle aim being to generate and disseminate new ideas and approaches to how the land may be used, developing a constructive role for art and artists in a time of immense cultural change, both locally and internationally.


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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Lawson Park / Sutherland Hussey Architects" 17 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/458621/lawson-park-sutherland-hussey-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884