Upper Stramongate Improvements - Engagement Opportunity

Closed 27 Mar 2022

Opened 14 Mar 2022


The Council is progressing with plans to improve the streetscape on Upper Stramongate in Kendal as part of a project funded by Section 106 development funds.  

The funding that has been received must be used by the Council to fund improvements on the northern approach to Kendal Town Centre.

Upper Stramongate has been recognised in the Kendal Vision as an important shopping street that also houses the weekly market. It is a popular route used by people walking into the town centre from the direction of the railway station, the bus station, Kendal Museum and Kendal College Arts & Media Campus. As such, it is viewed as a priority area for investment to improve the quality of the public space, the business environment, and to increase people’s access and enjoyment of Kendal.

Although the budget available is limited, the Council is proposing a small public realm improvement scheme for upper Stramongate to create a more pedestrian friendly gateway, shopping experience and better linkages into the Town Centre. This scheme would use high quality natural, local materials to create a new town centre pedestrian friendly gateway and showcase the public realm ambitions for Kendal.

Please note that the final costings for the Scheme are being finalised and as such may be subject to minor amendments.

South Lakeland District Council is seeking to engage with Kendal residents and businesses to hear your views and thoughts on the materials proposed for this scheme, which will act as a benchmark to ensure a consistent approach for the delivery of future town centre schemes.

Stramongate Resurfacing Works - Final Engagement Document

Why your views matter

We want to hear from Kendal residents, businesses and interested organisations to ensure the proposed materials used in the scheme create an attractive gateway towards the Town Centre as well as setting the right precedent for future schemes throughout Kendal.   

The images set out portray our architect’s proposed design and the suggested use of materials, which have been developed in consultation with Kendal Town Council, South Lakeland District Council, Cumbria County Council and Kendal Futures.

We would welcome your feedback on the proposed scheme and use of materials.

South Lakeland District Council and Cumbria County Council will be working closely together to ensure that the materials obtained are sustainable, easy to maintain and can be easily sourced again in the future. We will be seeking options from appropriate suppliers therefore colours may slightly differ from the example below.


  • South Lakeland


  • All residents


  • Economic Regeneration