Help us start with the park at St Cuthbert's
Carlisle City Council, in partnership
with the Landscape Institute, held a two-stage design competition, called Start with the Park, to select an individual, or a team, to design a new Greenway and
Park which will form the centrepiece of St Cuthbert’s Garden Village
communities in the south of Carlisle.
Carlisle City Council partnered with
The Landscape Institute, and United Utilities as main sponsors, to deliver the
competition, which launched on Monday 12 July 2021. The competition was held in two stages.
Three finalists were selected to go forward to the next stage of the competition to select an individual, or a team, to design a new Greenway and Park which will form the centrepiece of St Cuthbert's Garden Village.
The following three finalists were selected:
All three finalists' submissions were showcased at a public exhibition at Carlisle Racecourse (Bell Hall) on Tuesday 19 October 2021.
The three finalists from Stage One were instructed to develop their early designs further. In January 2022 the Greenway Ribbon by Gillespies was chosen by a judging panel made up of Carlisle City Council, the Landscape Institute, United Utilities and a broad range of community representatives as the winner of the Start with the Park landscape competition.
To view the winning submissions and for further information please visit The Landscape Institute's St Cuthbert's Greenway Landscape Competition page.
Start With the Park
The Greenway, ‘Start with a Park’
project is identified in the Carlisle Town Deal Investment Plan, alongside six
other schemes. Carlisle submitted the Investment Plan to government in October
2020 and received a Heads of Terms offer for £19.7 million of investment for
The Greenway also provides an
opportunity to look at new ways of delivering cycling and walking infrastructure
in Carlisle to encourage recreational and active travel. A key element of this
will be ensuring that this connectivity is both within and beyond the garden
village - in particular ensuring active/sustainable transport connectivity to
the city centre and the transformational regeneration projects within the
southern gateway area such as the railway station improvements, new university
campus and business space at the Citadels and Caldew Riverside.
The competition was a two-stage process. Each of the three
entrants selected to progress to stage 2 of the competition were awarded an
honorarium of £5,000. The overall winner of stage 2 received £10,000 and has been invited to enter into a contract with Carlisle City Council to develop and deliver