7N Architects in collaboration with landscape architects Lisa Mackenzie Consultancy, were appointed by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) in 2009 to develop and deliver the masterplan for Inverness Campus. The first phase of the 215 acre campus has created a modern centre for tertiary education and research, and is the most significant initiative for the region in the next 25 years.
The Inverness Campus masterplan is structured around a central parkland landscape which defines the high quality of the Campus environment and provides a cohesive framework within which the diverse group of occupiers can establish their own identities. This green spine is focused on the views to Ben Wyvis and the mountains to the north, drawing the distant Highland landscape deep into the site through a variety of special, interpretative spaces which will be the social heart of the project. The "Golden Bridge" connects cyclists and pedestrians to the city centre, providing a highly visible gateway to Inverness and the Highlands and Islands beyond.
The first phase of the campus was officially opened in May 2015.