Following the official start on site in November, Thomas Armstrong have prepared the site and begun the groundworks forming the basis of the new museum buildings. One of the first tasks has been to build up the ground level to the main buildings. As part of the flood defence strategy, the museum will be built on a plinth to raise it above the historic flood levels. The need for this was demonstrated earlier this month when much of Cumbria was affected by heavy rainfall and flooding. Although the site flooded, fortunately the lake level dropped quickly and work was able to carry on.
Lakeland Arts are delighted to announce the schools that we will be working with as part of the Esperance Project, the schools programme from Windermere Jetty. Esperance is a collection of six individual projects, which will provide schools with a unique opportunity to engage with the Museum before it opens. Each project will offer the participating schools a fantastic opportunity to experience first-hand, the build up to the opening of Windermere Jetty.