Architecture practice Firth Architects has opened a new office in Windermere.

The firm said the new office on Low Cleabarrow Business Park, Windermere will improve its ability to service its expanding client base in the Lake District.

The latest development follows its relocation to new offices in Lytham in December.

Joel Firth, director of Firth Architects, said: “Our office in Windermere means we are physically closer to clients in Cumbria and North Lancashire.

"We are currently involved in a number of significant projects in the Lake District and this local presence will enhance our collaborative, hands-on approach.”

Firth Architects’ commitment to investing in professional resources was underscored recently by its use of virtual reality for all projects, following a successful pilot with several private residence projects.

The firm has been involved in the delivery of residential and commercial schemes, including office, retail and leisure projects across the North West.

It has worked on several projects in Cumbria, including Windermere Marina Village, and private homes in the Lake District National Park, like Coniston House, which it converted from a 1970s property into a building that had the look and feel of an original Lakeland farmhouse, using Lakeland stone and traditional building techniques.

Established in 2003, award-winning Firth Architects moved to Lytham from Manchester 14 years ago.