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Flax MillProject Info

A couple who have farmed on the banks of Loch Tummel for many years, need a small house so as to be close to their land and livestock.

They bought a narrow wooded plot, closely bounded by river and road and we were approached to examine design options. The planning department were resistant to the idea of a stand-alone house but we successfully argued that site should be designated as 'Rural Brownfield Land', due to the existence of the ruin of the former flax mill on the site and we succeded in obtaining outline and then detailed planning consent.

The proposals leave much of the ruined stone walls in place and locate the majority of the accommodation within an elevated, upper level that dramatically projects out over the river bank at the western end. Glazing, timber paneling, metal roofing and an expressed structure are used in a utilitarian manner, but combine to give a rich and subtle effect. 

Client
Private
Location
Balnairn, Perthshire
Status
Completion due early 2019
Contract Value
Confidential