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Fasque House masterplan approved

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January 7 2013

Fasque House masterplan approved
Fasque House Properties have been granted planning permission for a £55m development of 115 homes at the historic Fasque House estate, home to former Prime Minister William Gladstone.

Work will entail renovation of the A listed property, which has been transformed into a wedding and conference venue, along with 19 outbuildings and structures - an effort which has proven ‘exceptionally difficult’ in light of the current recession.

To fund the work a range of ‘sympathetic’ new build houses will be built in the estate grounds, as well as the conversion of an existing steading and stable block, to provide holiday lets, a visitor centre, farm shop and café.

Fasque House Properties managing director Douglas Dick-Reid said: ““Future revenue generated from the housing and commercial enterprises will be directed back into Fasque House and other properties on the estate to ensure their survival alongside an overlying business plan for the estate. 

"The first phase of the project will involve infrastructure and the development of zone one, which will include commercial enterprises and housing.”

Paul Fretwell of @rchitects added:  “Everyone has worked hard in developing the proposal for the past three years and it has helped us achieve a positive outcome that will provide a sustainable future for the estate.”

Located at Fettercairn, Aberdeenshire, the development has been masterplanned by the Voigt Partnership and is  expected to move on site in spring 2013 and complete by 2023.

4 Comments

Partick Bateman
#1 Posted by Partick Bateman on 7 Jan 2013 at 13:19 PM
That sketch has certainly sold it to me. I particularly like the giant snowmen looming over the houses.
KeBo
#2 Posted by KeBo on 9 Jan 2013 at 16:27 PM
Are you actually kidding with that 'sketch'? Seriously? Is that the best a professional can achieve?
Just laughable.
Rob
#3 Posted by Rob on 14 Mar 2013 at 21:18 PM
115 houses doesn't sounds very 'sympathetic'. That is a term that might be better suited to a house extension, not a major development that will have a formidable impact!
Rob
#4 Posted by Rob on 14 Mar 2013 at 21:23 PM
The master plan sounded promising until I worked out it was by the 'renowned' Voigt Partnership and not the presumably less well known Gunther Vogt...

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