Loch Ness Shores is a 5-star VisitScotland accredited camping and leisure development which provides a destination, amenity, and leisure environment in the Scottish Highlands. In developing the proposal, there was a consistent focus on achieving an architectural character which would enhance the Foyers area and provide a key tourist destination on the south shores of the loch.
Several rural compositions were assessed to identify the most appropriate form in terms of scale, mass, rural context, visual impact and access. The eventual proposal developed from this analysis presents a series of ‘long house’ buildings directly associated with low impact architecture and the rural impression common in the Highlands.
A reception, shower block and supporting retail and manager’s accommodation serve to support over one hundred camping and caravanning pitches commanding dramatic views across the loch.
The development uses locally sourced materials and has received significant SRDP funding secured in part due to the unique panel system developed to construct the buildings and the BREEAM excellent benchmark.
Loch Ness Shores has received several architectural and tourism awards and even won best loo!
“Every design task has been met with equal enthusiasm and this has resulted in a project that displays impressive consistency in terms of design quality” - Donald & Lynne Forbes, Directors - Loch Ness Shores