The Highland Council
On behalf of the Highland Council we have delivered a masterplan of 150 houses at Stratton, near Smithton, in east Inverness. The masterplan included provision for 9 house types varying from accessible bungalows to multi-storey flats. The housing layout focused on creating a sense of place and community through orientation, open space, shared streets, and parking courtyards.
The site is organised around a network of active travel routes and connections to promote green ways of travel. The designs for the 9 house types are contemporary, with contrasting elements, yet sensitive to their Highland context. The choice of a simple, robust, and sustainable material palette complements the surroundings. The plans are flexible and can be adapted to meet the needs of a wide range of users.
The Development reconnects the centre of Inverness with the eastern suburbs surrounding Culloden and brings a new sense of identity to its community.