A Landscape that has the capacity & credibility to lead and inspire.
The Inverness Campus is a significant investment in opportunity. Opportunity to deliver a strong, context driven, landscape lead campus. To enhance the local and national economy. To affirm and mark the identity of Inverness as a City. Through activity, collegiate discourse, integrated water management, appropriate planting, robust detailing and inclusive onward stewardship, to become a vibrant and engaging Landscape in which to reside, to work, to socialise, to recreate and to connect communities.
The detailed design of the campus delivers an infrastructure for the 35 Ha site. Providing integrated facilities, guided by both spatial and program hierarchy, for a diverse and vibrant blend of academic, business, local community and biodiversity to interact and thrive. The central core of the campus is an exemplar delivery of slow-flow public realm, integrating multi modal transport links and promoting interaction and discourse between these varied campus users.
The rich Highland context is drawn into the site by the ordering principle of the masterplan and it’s focus northwards to Ben Wyvis and made tangible by the material and planting selection. This context is distilled into the principle concept: an interpretation of the Scottish Highland landscape, not as a heather clad pastiche, but as a modern campus of learning, leisure and commerce.