7N are happy to announce that our Knab project in Shetland has been shortlisted in the Masterplanning category for the 2019 AJ Awards.
The masterplan represents an admirable initiative by the Shetland Islands Council to consult the local Lerwick community in the development of the vision for repurposing this publicly owned site to deliver the affordable housing that is essential to sustain the future economy of the Islands.
The project will utilise a key town centre site in Lerwick, formerly the only high school on the Shetland Islands, to deliver forms of affordable housing and related mixed uses which are not currently being delivered by the public or private sectors. The buildings and public realm have been designed to stitch the site into the grain of Lerwick’s Old Town. Staggered building forms are offset around intimate streets, spaces and residential courtyards, designed in collaboration with Rankin Fraser Landscape Architecture.
7N are very proud to be part of the team on this project, and this nomination is wonderful recognition for all involved.