Castle Stuart, Tornagrain Plans, Andres Duany, Scottish Project, Urbanist, DPZ

Highlands Building : New Urbanism Scotland

Moray Estates Community in Scottish Highlands, UK

Castle Stuart Tornagrain

News Update 19 Jan 2009
Planning application for a new town at Tornagrain, between Inverness and Nairn, submitted by Andres Duany (DPZ) to Highland Council.

Developers Moray Estates plan 5,000 homes, 5 schools, libraries, churches, healthcare facilities and community halls. Depending on planning permission start on site is due in 2013.

News Extract: Call to scrap Tornagrain
Report in the Press & Journal re local councillors objecting to Tornograin new town masterplanned by Miami-based architect Andres Duany claiming residents were ‘firmly against’ such a proposal and that the density of 10,000 people on less than a square mile was ‘unbelievable in the Highlands’
1 Feb 2007

Tornagrain – New Urbanism
Moray Estates plan to build a new community – called Castle Stuart – near Tornagrain in the Highlands. They have apparently taken on Mr Duany, principal of Duany Plater-Zyberk and Company – DPZ.

Mr Duany was one of the founders of the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU) movement. He has influenced the building of Poundbury and has advised on the rebuilding of hurricane damage in Louisiana and Mississippi.

About 5,000 houses are planned on a 350-acre site making this the largest Highlands community after Inverness, with slightly more residents than Fort William. Echoing Prince Charles’ Poundbury principals the community would be based on 18th-century planned Scottish towns, such as Dunkeld and Grantown-on-Spey
May 2006

Andres Duany – Castle Stuart architect
Miami-based architect Andres Duany
New York-born but raised in Cuba
Andres Duany’s great-grandfather was from Edinburgh

News Update re Tornagrain
Analytical programme was screened on Scottish TV 060906 with Mr Duany interviewed re proposals and feedback
6 Sep 2006




Scottish Housing
Isle of Gigha Housing
Housing Association for Bute, Cowal, mid Argyll and Kintyre

Glasgow Transport Museum
Museum of Transport Glasgow
photograph : Alan McAteer

Scottish Housing




Poundbury Architecture

Highlands new town – Whiteness Head at Ardersier

Glasgow Cross
Glasgow Cross
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Friary Court
Gorbals Homes
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Clydebank Rebuilt
Clydebank Rebuilt
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