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August 15 2016

Mobile homes give way to flats at Inverness caravan park
Caledonian Highview has submitted plans drawn up by Patience Architecture for delivery of 48 flats and 400sq/m supermarket on the site of Torvean Caravan Park, Inverness.

A total of six separate four storey blocks will be delivered with canal front properties benefitting from their own private balconies.
Situated off Glenurquhart Road the scheme will include surface parking and landscaping on 1.13 hectares of land close to the Caledonian Canal, with landscape design undertaken by Highland Landscape Design.

Established trees on site will be protected throughout the work to maintain boundaries with the canal tow path, hotel and golf course with additional planting serving to soften spaces communal spaces.
The caravan park has been in use since the early eighties
The caravan park has been in use since the early eighties
The land has been classed as 'medium' contamination owing to the use of part of the land for vehicle storage and a filling station
The land has been classed as 'medium' contamination owing to the use of part of the land for vehicle storage and a filling station

8 Comments

Charlie_
#1 Posted by Charlie_ on 15 Aug 2016 at 17:36 PM
That may be the single worst thing I've ever seen.
CADMonkey
#2 Posted by CADMonkey on 16 Aug 2016 at 11:48 AM
I Think I have an answer.
A quick check of the ARB Register suggests that despite the company name this was not designed by an architect!
Graeme McCormick
#3 Posted by Graeme McCormick on 16 Aug 2016 at 12:12 PM
Can't believe there is a genuine demand for such woeful looking properties. Surely low rise terraced housing would be better.
stevie Steve
#4 Posted by stevie Steve on 16 Aug 2016 at 13:50 PM
On image two of three there are balconies but no doors or screens on to them? just tiny little windows...
Cadmonkey
#5 Posted by Cadmonkey on 16 Aug 2016 at 14:22 PM
Has Inverness taken over from Aberdeen as the place Architecture Goes to Die?
By the way I particularly like the way the flats overlook the bin stores. A nice unusual touch.
lm
#6 Posted by lm on 16 Aug 2016 at 16:38 PM
Poison
Clive
#7 Posted by Clive on 17 Aug 2016 at 13:23 PM
It's OK. Some loon is towing a boat down the cycle-path.
nairnbairn
#8 Posted by nairnbairn on 31 Aug 2016 at 21:28 PM
Inverness once again demonstrates it is holding firm to the tradition of delivering the worst of the old eastern-bloc style of utilitarian housing construction. Ceaucescu would have been proud of these blocks of flats.....

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