Housing and Farm Development


Craigston Castle, “perhaps Scotland’s finest and the most distinctive contribution to Western architecture” (H.Gordan Slade) is a 1600s historical home. Satellite Architects were brought in to consider the redevelopment of the Craigston Castle estate to enhance the property as a place of historic importance and ensure its long-term environmental and financial sustainability. Five strategic developments were proposed focusing on tourism. In the first phase a housing element, constitutes an enabling project to fund the preservation of ‘at risk’ listed steadings in a new life as holiday accommodation. The houses make contemporary reference local features in both the typology of the units and their clustered settlement pattern. Grouped together the buildings provide shelter and enclosure, and reduce the visual spread on green-field land, allowing all access to wild open views. Rooms are created within the steadings by the insertion oversized joinery elements carefully respecting their historic fabric. 

Location: Turriff, Aberdeenshire

Client name: William Pratesi-Urquart

Status: phase one completed

Final budget: £3,500,000