Blar Mor, Fort Willliam
The Highland Council
This mixed-use masterplan proposes a Hospital, College STEM Centre, and Community, Commercial and Residential uses. The Residential elements are set out over two phases providing up to 250 units. The homes will be a mixture of houses and flats and range from social housing to mixed tenure.
The masterplan proposes a layout which responds to the specific qualities of the site and presents a bespoke layout which concentrates on the quality of spaces between buildings. The character of the design is considered and responds to the local vernacular with a restrained palette of materials.
The layout embraces the use of Designing Streets and makes extensive use of shared surfaces focussing on a pedestrian led environment with appropriate native soft landscaping. Communal spaces are designed to be welcoming and safe. The housing layouts include for a potential variety of needs and are designed to be flexible and adaptable to support the requirements of the elderly or disabled.