Inverness Campus approved
November 3 2011
Developed by Highlands & Islands Enterprise and masterplanned by 7N Architects the campus will provide a new home for Inverness College, UHI, the Scottish Agricultural College, Centre for Health Science, a training hotel and sports and community facilities.
The completed estate will bring together housing education, research and business outlets within a single environment dominated by a 'market square'. This is an enclosed space framed by academic buildings with a canopy flowing overhead.
Ruaraidh MacNeil, Inverness Campus Project Director at HIE, said: “HIE is investing £25 million in developing the infrastructure for phase 1, which will bring a wealth of benefits to the Highlands and Islands. It will attract businesses and investment, provide further educational opportunities for young people and act as a magnet for talent.
“It will also be a development for the local community, with green space, sports and recreational facilities open for all to use. We plan to continue working closely with the community as we develop further plans.”
Work will commence on site early in the New Year with the initial buildings completing in early 2015.
A viewpoint in the central hub will offer spectacular views out to the Kessock Bridge and Ben Nevis beyond
#1 Posted by Jimbo on 8 Nov 2011 at 09:00 AM
"A climbing frame will be one of the features made available to staff and students"... don't you mean a climbing wall, or will there also be seesaws, swings and sandpits to play with between lectures?!?
#2 Posted by Ewan Anderson 7N on 8 Nov 2011 at 10:54 AM
N.B. These images refer to an earlier version of the scheme. The up to date ones relevant to the approval are on their way to UR right now. Inverness College is now being designed by BDP. Not sure whether it still has a climbing wall but I'm pretty sure that there are no seesaws etc.
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