Beyond the Castle

Beyond the Castle
With Heritage Lottery Funding, this project has led to a new Beyond the Castle project run by Lancashire County and City Councils. Visit the new Beyond the Castle Website
Write a new chapter in the history of Lancaster's green space

ONE of the oldest parts of Lancaster could be getting a new look by using the creativity of local people. The 'Beyond the Castle' project wants to create a high-quality public space around Lancaster’s historic castle and priory, down the hill and over the meadows to the quayside.

The first step invites everyone to imagine and design the possibilities. 'Beyond the Castle' is asking people of all ages to share their thoughts and big ideas in a series of fun events over the summer and autumn. Together with a team of designers and volunteers, people will have the chance to develop the first plans, with the aim of revitalising this space. There'll be a whole series of activity days to get people thinking about how they use the site at the moment and what they'd like to see there in the future.

 As these plans are developed, any options that are considered will need to fit in with this historically important area of the city. 

Project Team

CruickshankCruickshank Leon Cruickshank Open Design and Innovation, User Centred and User-Led Design, Interactive Design, Technology and Society, Design Methodology, Design Theory and Philosophy
CoupeCoupe Gemma Coupe Design Manager, Leapfrog
LundLund Vicky Lund Proud Project Administrator

Updates

Hack Lancaster: A 24hr hackathon in celebration of local data in Lancaster.

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Hack Lancaster: A 24hr hackathon in celebration of local data in Lancaster.

29th of November 2014, A-wing, Lancaster Castle

As part of the ongoing ‘Beyond the Castle’ project, Lancaster City and County Councils will be running an intensive hack day in Lancaster Castle at the end of this month.

The hackathon will bring together local coders,...Read full update

Proud Beyond the Castle at Synergize 2014

Proud Beyond the Castle at Synergize 2014

With presentations from Charles Leadbetter and Liz Sanders preceding our presentation we could not have asked for a better platform for us to talk about the Proud Beyond the Castle project and how this relates to the wider Synergize conference.

Synergise was a conference in Lancaster...Read full update

Beyond the Castle secures Heritage Lottery Funding

Beyond the Castle secures Heritage Lottery Funding

Lancashire County Council received the news they’d been waiting for in securing £59,000 for the Heritage Lottery ‘Our Heritage’ Fund (HLF) for an 18 month programme of learning and engagement activities for the fascinating site explored in the PROUD co-design challenge ‘Beyond the Castle’.

The...Read full update

International Masterclass: Co-Design For Public Services

International Masterclass: Co-Design For Public Services

How should public sector workers approach co-design to get the maximum benefit? In collaboration with Lancaster City Council Imagination delivered a masterclass to senior public sector workers in Luxembourg.

Traveling to Luxembourg is always a treat, even if it's a bit of a trek. This time I...Read full update

Beyond the Castle - Imagining the Future

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Beyond the Castle - Imagining the Future

This report documents the Beyond the Castle Co-design project. Undertaken in the 12 months from Feburary 2012 - 13 this process involved over 700 people in the development of common aspirations for the future development of the green space around Lancaster Castle. Beyond the Castle is part of the...More information

'Beyond the Castle' Co-Design Challenge Interim Report

'Beyond the Castle' Co-Design Challenge Interim Report

This interim report documents the initial stages of the ‘Beyond the Castle’ project. This tracks its transition from the ‘City Park’ project that is part of Square Routes into a co-design project led by ImaginationLancaster as part of the PROUD EU INTERREG funded project.

In this interim...Read full update

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