We have been engaged by a private land owner to prepare a mixed-use masterplan for a 25 hectare site to the south of Nairn, Morayshire. This scheme considers the identification and allocation of Nairn South as an opportunity for development of an initial phase of 250 mixed tenure homes, community uses, local/neighbourhood retail facilities and business and commercial uses closely co-ordinated with The Prince’s Foundation work for the adjoining site.
The approach focuses on the sensitive integration of the new development with the existing landscape based on an extensive analysis of the character and capacity of the superb natural setting. The masterplan sets out a mixed use residential development with a rich mix of tenures, dwelling types, including flexible family housing. The streets are designed around a series of home zone spaces and active street frontages to encourage a sense of community. Distinctive vistas to the historic town centre and distant hills will be protected and incorporated into the new urban form in order help to ground the resulting masterplan in the place and create a particular sense of local identity.
The masterplan sets out a strong framework for the expansion of the settlement to the south and provides a strategic context for the growth of Nairn based on sound urban design principles and upon sustainable and deliverable patterns of development and placemaking.