The Sail Loft, Stornoway

LDN Architects LLP

LDN has worked with Highland Buildings Preservation Trust for ten years on the Sail Loft and former Commercial Hotel in Stornoway – rare, surviving remnants of an era when fishing and the herring industry was the economic foundation of the islands. These are extremely significant buildings, whose classical simplicity alludes to a time of great civic pride and prosperity.

Finding a genuinely sustainable new use, which is compatible with these buildings was a major challenge, and the eventual solution involved conversion to residential units for sale on the open market on a revolving fund basis.

Location

The Sail Loft
North Beach
STORNOWAY HS1 2XN
United Kingdom

Contact

Tom Duff
Partner
architects@ldn.co.uk

Client

Highland Buildings Preservation Trust

Completed

2006

Size

800

Categories

  • Conservation
  • Residential