YMCA National Centre, Lakeside

Aegis worked alongside principal contractor Conlon Construction on this project which saw the complete redevelopment of the YMCA’s National Centre in the Lake District.

Our role was to act as CDM Principal Designer on the £6.8m project which ran from June 2017 until July 2019.

The YMCA purchased the site in 2010 and started fundraising to pay for the redevelopment of what was a 60-year old building into a schools and youth centre.

The eco-friendly building incorporates hi-tech entrances, sophisticated security access, en-suite dormitory rooms, eight recreation rooms and an integrated climbing wall.

Situated beside Lake Windermere, the centre has 1.5 miles of Lake Windermere waterfront and 100 acres of woodland enabling it to provide over 50 outdoor water and land-based activities.

Architecturally, the building is designed to ‘disappear’ into the landscape, minimising the visual impact on the local area.