Lawson Park

Sutherland Hussey Architects, Cumbria, 2009


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Refurbishment of a Cumbrian hill farm to house a administrative and residential base for Grizedale Arts

Situated in the Lake District National Park on the west side of Grizedale Forest the converted farm provides residential accommodation and research facilities for artists, curators and Grizedale guests, along with small scale conference facility, warden’s accommodation and site office.

Due to planning constraints no changes could be made to the building’s stone exterior. The interior of the Victorian farmhouse has white walls, exposed wood and natural finishes in shades of brown. The renovation also includes fittings in chrome and glass. Daylight is gained through glazed roof openings.

In addition to the building, an area of 15 acres surrounding the farm is to be developed for land use and art projects. It includes a meadow, kitchen gardens for food production and fish ponds.


  • Begun: Apr 2003
  • Completed: May 2009
  • Floor area: 438m2
  • Sectors: Arts and culture, Office
  • Total cost: £910,000
  • Procurement: JCT Intermediate
  • Address: Lawson Park, East of Lake, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AD, United Kingdom

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