Douglas Murray Eco Architect

Douglas Murray Eco Architect

Community Centre, Boat of Garten



Completed in 2007, the centre replaced an inadequate public hall in the village. The commission was to design a new energy-efficient community centre much like the hall at Coigach, Achiltibuie for which I provided architectural services some years ago. The particular site in Boat of Garten and the local community needs of course required many variations, but with a ground-source heat pump generating both space and water heating, solar panels and good levels of insulation, the centre has been highlighted by the Energy Savings Trust. The centre is now going from strength to strength, with many functions new to the village and performances by Scottish Opera as well as the local dramatic society.