The exciting new Culloden Battlefield visitor centre and exhibition allows the whole Culloden story to be told in an innovative and interactive way that appeals to everyone. The previous centre had struggled to manage with visitor numbers, especially at peak times.
The building needed to be a model of environmental sustainability, positioned to reduce wind-chill and take advantage of natural daylight. It had to be heavily insulated and clad in locally sourced larch, Caithness stone and site-salvaged field stone.
We thermally modelled the building and used our considerable expertise in sustainable and renewable technologies to achieve operational efficiencies. For example, the building is heated by a woodchip burning biomass boiler system, supplied from local forestry sources.
- We designed an innovative and engaging visitor centre.
- We used renewable technologies to create a model of environmental sustainability.
Client: Morrison Construction Scotland – Highland
Value: £8 million