Grange-over-Sands Regeneration Strategy

12 April 2007 | blog, place making, small towns, waterfronts

Grange over Sands Regeneration - Grange-over-Sands promenade - where once there was water

We were commissioned by South Lakeland District Council as part of the Douglas Wheeler Associates team to produce a Grange over Sands Regeneration for this striking resort town. The overall aim of the work was to improve Grange over Sands as a key service centre and to increase its attractiveness to the local community and to visitors. The proposals were part of the South Lakeland Development Framework Core Strategy.

The main objectives of the Regeneration Strategy were to prepare an analysis of the relevant background documents, assess the development potential of the Berners Pool/Lido site including the preparation of a financial appraisal indicating the costs and values and the capital receipt available for improvements to the promenade based on a number of land use options. In addition, we were asked to consider development opportunities in the town centre for new community and retail facilities.

These are some of the proposals for the town:

The lead consultants for this work were Douglas Wheeler Associates. Property advice is supplied by Carigiet Cowan

Grange-over-Sands Photogallery:

Willie Miller, the founder and principal of WMUD, died on 12th January 2021 after a short illness. Willie was a much-loved husband and father and had a huge circle of friends  and professional colleagues. He was a multi-talented urban designer whose work had a major impact on hundreds of cities, towns and neighbourhoods throughout the UK and over the past 25 years. He also worked in Ireland, the Channel Islands and the USA.

Ines Triebel has been with WMUD since 2005, and she will continue the practice, drawing on her skills as a planner and designer. Ines has worked on place strategies, masterplans, policy guidance, regeneration and development frameworks, and the design of public realm and streetscape projects. She has extensive experience of working with communities, including charrettes.

WMUD will continue its long-standing strategic partnerships with Benton Scott-Simmons, Nick Wright Planning, Kevin Murray Associates, icecream architecture, yellow book and others. Please direct inquiries to Ines at [email protected] or contact any of the practices named above.