Take two: RIBA launches Windermere Steamboat Museum design contest
The RIBA has launched a design competition for the redevelopment of the Windermere Steamboat Museum in the Lake District National Park
In October 2009, an earlier OJEU-led contest to design a £24.7 million visitor centre for the museum collapsed due to a funding shortage.
Expressions of interest are now sought from architect-led design teams interested in taking part in the £5 million contest which is being run for museum owner Lakeland Arts Trust.
Currently closed to the public, the Windermere Steamboat Museum hosts a ‘nationally significant’ collection of steam launches, motor boats, yachts and other vessels associated with the area – according to competition organisers.
The revamped facility will focus on the social history of the boats and their technology and construction.
Following a pre-qualification phase, up to eight teams will be invited to proceed to the design stage of the competition. Short-listed teams will receive a £2,500 honorarium payment.
The deadline for expressions of interest is noon on August 4.
For more information visit the RIBA Competitions website