|Conlon Construction Ltd||Windermere|
|Western Red Cedar Premium Hand-Split Shakes / Silva Select PVG Tongue & Groove Cladding|
|Conlon Construction Ltd||Windermere||Western Red Cedar Premium Hand-Split Shakes / Silva Select PVG Tongue & Groove Cladding|
Situated on the south shores of Lake Windermere is the YMCA National Centre. Set in 400 acres of private woodland, Lakeside YMCA is one of the largest and most established outdoor education centres in the United Kingdom.
This £6.8m state-of-the-art school and youth centre opened its doors in August 2019 following a 7 year re-development project. The building was designed to incorporate materials that would blend seamlessly with its leafy surroundings. A combination of Western Red Cedar shakes and cladding seemed the obvious choice.
For the top half of the Stoller Campus Building Silva’s Western Red Cedar Handsplit Shakes were selected. Opting for hand-split shakes over those with a simple sawn finish enhanced the rustic charm of the building, providing a distinctive look and a touch of individuality.
The result is an impressive building clad with environmentally friendly, sustainably sourced western red cedar which will stand the test of time for many years to come.
Lakeside YMCA centre now houses over 250 beds and offers nearly 50 land and water-based activities. Working with schools, colleges, youth and corporate groups from all over Europe, Lakeside YMCA offers activities such as kayaking, archery, caving and fell walking to name but a few!
Project: Lakeside YMCA