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Transforming a former college site into homes for older people
Robertson Northern delivered a development of affordable apartments for The Highland Council, which breathes new life into the former Inverness College grounds in the Midmills area and helps to meet specific local needs.
- 31 affordable apartments.
- 55 and over age group.
- Designed to adapt to the changing needs of people as they age.
Affordable housing for older people
Providing homes for people aged 55 or older is a key priority in The Highland Council's housing programme. Midmills provides a ready-made community with high-quality, attractive and secure accommodation for people of a similar age.
The city centre properties were designed by LDN Architects specifically for older tenants, with bold use of colour, maximum natural daylight, level access bathrooms, and accessible door entry systems and lifts.
Generous amenity spaces help to transform the existing space into a thriving community area.
Renovating former college site and buildings
The apartments form part of an extensive plan for the wider Midmills site, to reinvigorate this historic and desirable area of Inverness.
Three blocks of 10 one- or two-bedroom flats were created alongside a former B-listed janitor's cottage converted into a two-bedroom house.
The homes follow on from Robertson Northern's completion of WASPS Studios which saw the transformation of part of the historic college campus into spaces for artists and makers.
Architect: LDN Architects
Principal contractor: Robertson Northern
Civil & structural engineer: Fairhurst
Photos by Ewen Weatherspoon on behalf of The Highland Council