The Raining’s Stairs Development, Inverness

Inspired and affordable resolution of an almost inaccessible site

The Raining’s Stairs Development, Inverness.
The Raining’s Stairs Development, Inverness. Credit: Trail Architects

Scotland RIBA Regional Award 2019

Trail Architects for Ark Estates
Contract value: Undisclosed
GIA: 1,170m²

This development is an inspired and affordable resolution of a difficult, steep and almost inaccessible site in the centre of Inverness. It has transformed and revitalised an all but abandoned no-go area of the city. The  external public stairway and pedestrian route link the streets at the top and bottom of this site and give access to a series of external landings serving the three tiers of housing which provide 16 flats. The main living area of each flat benefits from  views over the city,  adding to the desirability of these cleverly planned affordable homes.

  • The Raining’s Stairs Development, Inverness.
    The Raining’s Stairs Development, Inverness. Credit: Trail Architects
  • The Raining’s Stairs Development, Inverness.
    The Raining’s Stairs Development, Inverness. Credit: Trail Architects
  • The Raining’s Stairs Development, Inverness.
    The Raining’s Stairs Development, Inverness. Credit: Trail Architects
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