Ardgay Regeneration Project, Ardgay
This regeneration project in the centre of Ardgay Village, involved the demolition of a derelict, asbestos riddled, building which had formerly been a roadside cafe and the restoration of a disused stone barn.
The project started with an intensive, month long, development period, where CH Architecture assisted the Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust to analyse the opportunities presented by
the site and put forward a series of proposals for its regeneration. A public
consultation exercise was carried out to encourage community engagement and
involvement and it was quickly established that the lack of start-up business
space was an issue which could be addressed.
The stone barn and adjacent shed have been restored and converted into serviced offices and the adjacent site, which forms the backdrop to the square, has been developed by Albyn Housing Society to provide four accessible and affordable family homes.
At the centre of the site, a new village square has been constructed which marks the beginning of the drover’s road to Ullapool and forms a new meeting point in the centre of the village.