Architects Plus celebrates 30 years in practice! Established on 13th August 1988 by founding partners Raymond Whittaker, Richard Jefferson, David Lamond, Tom Langlands and John Carruthers, the firm has been at the forefront of some of Cumbria’s most enterprising building schemes. Under the current directors David Blair, Christian Judd and Barbara Gower, the practice continues to work on a number of exciting and important architectural and strategic projects both locally and nationally.
As we come up to our 30th birthday, Architects Plus has made the news again in a recent article published by In-Cumbria. Link to the article: ‘Architects Plus has designs on Carlisle’s transformation’
Linstock Barn was awarded Winner of the LABC Northern Building Excellence Award for Best Change of Use of an Existing Building or Conversion. Architects Plus were extremely pleased to receive the award alongside developer, McKnight & Son Builders. The project will now join other regional winners for the Grand Final to be held in November at the Westminster Park Plaza Hotel, London.
We are pleased to announce ‘Linstock Barn’ and ‘Houghton C of E School‘ have been shortlisted for an LABC Northern Building Excellence Award. Our new build hotel project ‘Lodge at Solent’ is also up for an LABC South East Building Excellence Award. Directors Christian Judd and Barbara Gower will be attending the awards event in Gateshead later this year.
Houghton C of E Primary School, near Carlisle, was officially opened on Monday by Councillor John Bell, Chairman of Cumbria County Council. Architects Plus have greatly enjoyed working on this £1.4m project, which has increased the capacity of the school with two new classrooms, a new kitchen and an enlarged school hall.
Architects Plus recently completed the refurbishment of the Royal Oak, Keswick, and the Toll House Inn, Lancaster. Both buildings are Grade II Listed and required the sensitive refurbishment of the buildings to include repairs to windows and roofs alongside a comprehensive well thought through re-design of the interiors, including public lounge areas and all bedrooms.