Progress Report & Drawings
The story so far…
With help of funding from the Heritage Lottery, Historic Environment Scotland, Scottish and Southern Energy, and from the successful Community Shares offer, the Trust has been working with consultants on a business plan and designs for the project to convert 11 listed huts at Cultybraggan Camp into self-catering accommodation.
The consultants` report a strong market for self-catering in Perthshire, but they are picking up signs that the type of “bunkhouse” accommodation groups are looking for is changing. Instead of dormitory style rooms they now expect all facilities to be within the unit and not in separate shower blocks or kitchen-dining areas.
Apart from groups, families are expected to be the main market for Camp 21. The suggestion is that groups are catered for outside the peak holiday periods.
The Trust does not see this as competition with Comrie Croft as what the camp has to offer groups is quite different.
The architects have had a look at the huts and come up with some design options for further consultation. They show how flexible use of space can accommodate either 2 bed or 4 beds.
The idea is to leave as much of the buildings intact as is possible, including the interiors, to give the retain the “look” of the nissen hut, but with quality fittings and furnishings, in warm, well insulated space, heated by the camp’s environmentally friendly district heating system.
A selection of floor plans is attached with a suggested site lay-out. Please click on the drawing to view a larger image.
Now that the money is in place…
Work begins. Meetings with the architect and design team will begin in January 2017. Contracting and Community Involvement will be top of the agenda.
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