25 January 2013
Brodick Castle on the Isle of Arran is to be the focus of a new National Trust for Scotland Signature Project. ...
Brodick Castle on the Isle of Arran is to be the focus of a new National Trust for Scotland Signature Project. The Trust has appointed Glasgow based firm Kevin Murray Associates to provide master planning services for its first ever Signature Project. The property, which includes the castle, a country park and the Goatfell estate, will benefit a project which aims to deliver:
- New ways for the public to enjoy the heritage of the site
- An enhanced programme of conservation work
- Work to secure the long-term sustainability of the site
Kevin Murray Associates' team for this assignment include: Designer Willie Miller, landscape architect Janet Benton, architect and development adviser Andrew Burrell, tourism consultant James Fraser, transport adviser Andy Cameron and quantity surveyors Turner Townsend. Kevin Murray said: 'We are delighted to be working with the National Trust for Scotland on this very important assignment.
'Our review of what the Trust currently does, and what it might do in the future at a significant property like Brodick, represents an exciting opportunity to think about its contribution to the Arran community and economy, and how this can be further enhanced over time.'
Signature Project Brodick leader Jonathan Bryant said: 'Kevin Murray put forward the best mix of skills for our Signature Project and we are looking forward to him and his colleagues joining our Brodick team for this phase of the project.
'The work will involve extensive consultation and the exploration of new and creative ways for the public to use Brodick's exceptional heritage assets in the future. We will be considering public access from every point of view and finding the right way to provide a safe cycling route.'
To find out more about Brodick Castle, visit the National Trust for Scotland website.
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