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August 1 2011

Fasque House redevelopment plans submitted
Fettercairn , an historic Aberdeenshire estate, could play host to up to 115 “sympathetic” new homes if Aberdeenshire Council approve recently submitted plans from Fasque Properties for a comprehensive redevelopment of the estate.

Designed by @rchitects and The Voigt Partnership for implementation over the next 7-10 years the plans will see construction of “sympathetic” homes alongside conversion of a steading and stable block for holiday lettings, an equestrian centre, farm shop and museum.

Proceeds from this development will go toward the refurbishment of Fasque House and surrounding buildings, home to former Prime Minister William Gladstone’s family in the 19th century and currently deemed to be at risk.

Project architect Paul Fretwell, of @rchitects said: “Groups of historic properties of this nature are notoriously difficult to deal with successfully. Many have been lost or just move through cycles of a lack of investment and maintenance resulting in minimal conservation.

“The historic properties and landscapes at Fasque need to have a specific use and purpose in place so ultimately as a group they can provide for their own needs.

“The proposed plan we have is a unique opportunity to not only conserve this group of nationally significant properties and landscape through enabling development, but to deliver a long term sustainable future as a cohesive group, providing each with a viable use.”
Fasque House boasts 26 bedrooms and a cantilevered staircase. It was last used as a family residence in the early 1930s
Fasque House boasts 26 bedrooms and a cantilevered staircase. It was last used as a family residence in the early 1930s

1 Comment

david nimmo
#1 Posted by david nimmo on 2 Aug 2011 at 14:33 PM
It may be historic, but Fasque House is no great architectural wonder. This might be a good way of bringing the estate into some kind of relevant modern use.

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