Project: Inverness Campus Phase 1 Infrastructure

Highlands & Islands Enterprise

The Commission

Fairhurst was commissioned by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) to develop the Phase 1 Infrastructure for the proposed Inverness Campus site, which is located on a prominent 120 acre site just east of the city centre.

The Campus facility is being promoted by Highlands and Islands Enteprise to develop a regional centre for life long learning and higher education. The aim is to create “a multi-stakeholder academic, research and business park that will deliver significant benefits.”

Our Input

As part of the Phase 1 works Fairhurst designed a range of infrastructure to serve the site to facilitate the development of individual plots. The works include: –

  • On and off site roads;
  • Improvements to existing junctions and layouts;
  • Footpaths and cycle paths;
  • A new pedestrian and cyclist bridge over the A9;
  • Upgrading an existing bridge over a railway;
  • Bus gates to improve public transport movements;
  • Diversion, protection and provision of multi utility services;
  • Foul and surface water drainage including SUDS that provide permanent water
  • Features;
  • Soft and hard landscaping including street furniture; and
    public amenity areas.

As lead consultant Fairhurst was responsible for managing and coordinating the multi-disciplinary design team to ensure the infrastructure design is in accordance with the programme and within budget, and for obtaining the appropriate third party consents and approvals. Construction works have started on site.

Civil, Roads and Bridges, Traffic and Transportation