In January, Year 5 started work on a live project. Commissioned by Impact International, a global company specialising in management learning and development, students considered the business model and opportunities for developing the company’s wooded site Windermere in the Lake District. Proposals included a retreat for musicians; mindfulness therapy centre and a strategy for depopulation via transient, plug-in living spaces.
After some fantastic presentations, the client, CEO David Williams, selected Tom Boardman as the winner. Tom proposed a new headquarters building for the company, which raised the company’s local profile as well as giving form to their collective values. Tom proposed a timber frame structure which bridged the roadside to the forest behind, creating a smooth transition between the local landscape and global business. Tom wins a night for two at the exclusive Merewood Country House hotel. Congratulations Tom!