June 20, 2018

Ecoscape UK

Gillespies and Hemingway Design to help shape a Garden Village Vision for Carlisle


Carlisle City Council and their partners have aspirations to deliver a new 10,000 home ‘garden village’ south of the city as part of their ambitious housing and development growth agenda.

The Cumbrian district council has commissioned a multi-disciplinary team led by masterplanners Gillespies, working closely with design champion Wayne Hemingway of Hemingway Design, to develop an ambitious vision and concept for the St Cuthbert’s area. The broader team includes WYG and commercial property consultants, LSH focusing on transport and viability, respectively.

Innovation, quality and local distinctiveness are at the heart of the design process, supported by creative engagement with the local community and potential new residents, as well as a comprehensive online social media campaign to generate a buzz around the area’s future.

Wayne Hemingway MBE, commented: “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Carlisle to make its mark when it comes to creating much needed new homes and infrastructure. Recent history has shown that it will take real vision and an intelligent Herculean effort from a team of brilliant, diligent designers, place-makers, local and regional stakeholders who involve and represent the best interests of the community.”

Image credit: Gillespies

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