Eye-catching flats win praise
Inverness Courier Article - Tuesday 21st May 2019 - Andy Dixon
A housing project which has revitalised a neglected area of Inverness city centre has received national praise.
The 16-home Raining's Stairs development has been commended by judges in the Scottish Civic Trust's My Place Awards.
Judges described it as 'a building of significant architectural quality' and ' a key element within the overall city centre regeneration and transformation.'
The development involving Ark Estates was designed by Trail Architects and built by William Gray Construction, with support from the Highland Council, the Scottish Government and Highland Housing Alliance.
It was built on a challenging, sloping city centre site which had become a magnet for antisocial behaviour, which impacted on adjacent businesses and boarder community.
William Gray, managing director of developer Ark Estates, said 'We are delighted that the Raining's Stairs Development continues to receive recognition with this latest accolade from the Scottish Civic Trust.
It is testament to all those who worked on the project and especially Trail Architects whose design for this high-profile site not only met but exceeded the brief, resulting in one of the most eye-catching and transformative developments in the city centre'.