We were appointed to design the 44 hectare masterplan for a wellbeing and cultural visitor facility. With challenging topography, the masterplan has to address a substantial level change from the access road to the north down to Lugar Water, a famous river at the southern end of the site.
Guiding the design concept is a desire to convey a sense of place throughout. The design makes use of the ‘A’ frame of the previous colliery to convey the site’s original heritage, and to mark out a series of zones within the site and, notably, a processional arrival sequence.
Transforming the site of an ex-coal mine, The Barony will host 344 villas, a reception and visitor centre, and spa areas, alongside ecological sites that will generate produce and research from an ambitious re-wilding programme.