Approval sought for Inverness student housing
January 13 2016mixed use scheme at Rose Street, Inverness, incorporating student housing, retail and commercial units.
Inverness Properties propose to level the existing Rose Street Hall and decked car park to create the five storey block, designed by GH Johnston.
A design statement read: “The proposed development is contemporary in design, forming a backdrop to the new multi-use public space between it and the new flats at 92-94 Academy Street. The building is capped with a flat roof design of varying height with overhanging eaves and roof verges which add interest and a more domestic scale, with a shadow form and variation which will fit comfortably into the roofscape.
“The bay features have been introduced to the frontages, to add a dynamic to the façade to create interest and variety. This partly reflects some of the design features of the successful Strother’s Lane development and helps to break down the overall scale of the building.”
A palette of materials including metal verges and soffits as well as fine texture render of a limited colour palette, with feature projections forming in ‘timber’ appearance low maintenance panels. The ground floor frontage would be finished in stone reclaimed from the demolished Rose Street Hall, with a glazed canopy frontage at street level.
The Highland Council’s south planning applications committee will consider the proposal on 19 January.
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