This 40 bed student accommodation development is in the Sutherland village of Dornoch. The project is part of a wider programme to provide accommodation at University of the Highlands & Islands (UHI) sites across the region.
Studies in Dornoch focus on Golf Course Management and the building will be located close to the famous Royal Dornoch course. The design of the building is intended to knit this gap site back into the historic fabric of the town centre. The carefully formulated contextual response picks up on the orientation and form of the buildings in the surrounding area. Strong gables are a major feature of the design. The massing has been developed to ensure a more domestic scale and to avoid a monolithic and institutional feel.
Consideration has been given to ensuring that the materials chosen require little or no maintenance to ensure that the building continues to enhance its setting over the course of its lifetime.