Together with Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Threesixty Architecture developed a Vision for the village of Balivanich on the island of Benbecula.
Our purpose was to create a framework which would address the key challenges and opportunities faced by Balivanich, support key stakeholders and create a positive impact on the whole community. The study created an engaging and lasting vision for Balivanich and drew significant support which will lead to regeneration and potential commercial investment.
As community and stakeholder engagement was key for this project, we held a series of meetings with the stakeholders, a community open day, and a presentation to the Economic Task Force Working Group. The ideas, and the framework for delivering them, were very positively received by all.
Our successful multi-scale strategy approach creates a long-term vision that is both aspirational and achievable. With the Balivanich Vision, we established a series of Next Steps that the council and the community can take to see the vision ultimately realised.