7N masterplan to guide future development of Lerwick neighbourhood

A masterplan drafted by 7N Architects for the creation of sustainable mixed use community on an old high school site in Lerwick has been adopted as Supplementary Planning Guidance by Shetland Islands Council.

The milestone means the project can now move forward towards the delivery stage.

The masterplan was developed as part of an initiative by Shetland Islands Council to address a critical affordability gap between social rented and private for sale housing on the Islands. The council’s approach will allow the Lerwick site to remain in public ownership whilst providing a range of housing types and tenures which are not currently being provided by the public or private sectors.

7N said its extensive engagement process with the local community has ensured that their needs and ambitions have set the agenda for the council’s vision for the site.

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