Our working group met Mike Darwell and Sarah Gerrish of our architects JCA in Cartmel on Monday. We discussed the first options produced by JCA for the development of the house. It was a productive meeting which examined the work that we want to do in detail and included such issues as cafe accommodation, disabled access, display areas and planning issues. This is all part of the feasibility study which also includes input from Marion Barter Associates who are assessing the literary, heritage and architectural value of the property. We continue to liaise closely with the Heritage Lottery Fund and expect to submit an application for a six-figure grant in the new year.
Charlie Lambert, chair of the Norman Nicholson Society