Windermere Steamboat Museum redevelopment design chosen

Windermere Steamboat Museum
Image caption An artist's impression of the redeveloped Windermere Steamboat Museum

Architect firm Carmody Groarke has been chosen as the winner of a design competition to redevelop the Windermere Steamboat Museum.

The London-based company was chosen from a shortlist of eight for the £10m scheme in Cumbria.

The museum has a nationally important collection of steam yachts and other historic vessels.

It is currently closed to the public. Work has started on renovating the collection.

Carmody Groarke's recent projects include the 7 July Memorial in London's Hyde Park, and Studio East Dining, an events pavilion overlooking the 2012 Olympic site in east London.

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