jmarchitects are pleased to announce that planning permission has been granted for our Calanais Visitor Centre project on behalf of Urras nan Tursachan.

Since 2014, jmarchitects have been working with Urras nan Tursachan to develop a holistic vision for the site, including an extension to the existing Calanais Visitor Centre to further promote its position as a premier visitor attraction for the Outer Hebrides.

The Standing Stones are of the utmost significance therefore, the proposed building has been designed to nestle into the landscape and provide a restrained addition to the cluster of buildings on the site. The approach was simply to design a building that feels like it belongs to this special place.

Through the linking, re-use and extension of the existing facilities the proposal presents a unique solution that is sensitive to the historic environment whilst transforming the visitor experience, promoting its position as the most visited destination in the Outer Hebrides.

“jmarchitects have been working with Urras nan Tursachan and the local community for a number of years to develop a world class visitor experience for the historic Standing Stones and we are delighted to achieve this significant project milestone.” 

               – Julie Benson, Associate, jmarchitects

Imagery Credit: Dalgety Design

Credit: Julie Benson, jmarchitects

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