Location: Kendal, Cumbria
OOBE are currently working with +3 Architecture and Genr8 to develop a high profile, mixed-use, urban regeneration masterplan for an 8ha site in Kendal. The evolving masterplan draws on the areas rich history and heritage, in particular recognising the strong connection with the Lancaster Canal. The Canal Head area will include residential, leisure, office and other retail uses as well as a new office and factory headquarters for Gilkes and a new urban park for the town of Kendal. Proposals will connect the town centre with Kendal Castle and include restoration to part of the former canal. These two elements subdivide the site into four distinct zones each with a particular character of its own. The redevelopment of this site provides a unique opportunity to achieve a truly sustainable future for the Canal Head area and the town of Kendal.