Aurora House, Inverness

Our design was selected through a design competition held by Highlands and Islands Enterprise. The 1,000sqm GIA. 2no storey speculative office/ life sciences building has been designed to be as flexible and adaptable as possible while responding to the surrounding campus and campus development brief. The building is targeting a BREEAM Excellent rating.

The site layout has been designed with an integral expansion strategy allowing for numerous future possibilities and configurations. The open plan floor plate has been designed to allow the building to be subdivided in a number of different ways. The building’s form allows it to be used for life sciences, office space or a combination of both. All services are integrated and shared facilities are located with the main core to allow for the wings to be flexible and adaptable.

Photographs attributed to Ewen Weatherspoon.

Client: Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Location: Inverness

Value: £2.2m

Status: Complete

Year: 2015

Awards: BCO Regional Winner 2016