Press 07.10.2021

St Cuthbert’s Garden Village finalists revealed

We are thrilled to be among the shortlisted practices for the 'Greenway' Competition organised by Carlisle City Council and The Landscape Institute to design a new Park which will form the centrepiece of the St Cuthbert's Garden Village.

St Cuthbert's Garden Village is one of the largest projects of its kind nationally and the largest in the north of England. The project will rethink how we want to live and redefine the garden village concept for the 21st century.

Our competition entry, created by Associate Partner Adam Greatrix in collaboration with Hilary Barber, is inspired by Carlisle's dramatic landscapes and the linear features that adorn them. The 'Greenway ribbon' forms a linear art installation that meanders through the landscape, creating a multifunctional element that varies in form along its length to provide a range of recreational amenities and uses and a sculptural juxtaposition with the naturalistic landscape setting.

The ribbon feature takes on its most dramatic form adjacent to the village centre where it forms 'The Knoll' - an outdoor room or pavilion that creates an 'all weather' shelter for gathering, meeting, socialising, events, arts and cultural installations, community market and forums. This natural fold in the landscape represents the geology and landscape of the Lakes and creates a sense of connection with the mountains.

The winner will be announced on 17 January 2022, where the council intends to award a contract for delivery to the winner.

The entries can be seen online at