Isle of Skye
Officially opened to the public in Spring 2017, An Crùbh ('The Hub') is the culmination of nearly six years of tireless work by the people of Camuscross & Duisdale on the Isle of Skye to develop a new epicentre for the community's activities and their interaction with visitors to the island.
The completed building achieves and surpasses all the community's stated aims for a welcoming, inclusive and environmentally responsible building that can serve current generations and adapt for future ones. The core brief was focused around a need for a flexible gathering hall, a well-stocked shop, and a cafe in which to meet and socialise; all of which are now provided. The future of the vital local Post Office was also secured and is now accommodated within the shop. Situated on a previously unremarkable area of grazing land, the building enjoys stunning views across the Sound of Sleat to the hills and sea lochs of the Scottish Mainland.
To quote the community trust:
"The building that came out of that journey is a model for how small communities can develop and bring vibrancy to an area."
WT Architecture are very proud to have led this Lottery-funded project from its inception, starting with the formation of a comprehensive community brief and design development exercises, and working right through all approval and funding stages, to construction and completion.
Scottish Civic Trust My Place Award Commendation, 2018
Edinburgh Architectural Association Ambassador Award Commendation, 2018
Client : Camuscross and Duisdale Initiative
Structural Engineer : David Narro Associates
Quantity Surveyor : Morham & Brotchie
Environmental Engineer: Max Fordham
Contractor: Compass Building and Construction Services
Photographs by Andrew Lee