Arke Building

Administration, Research and Knowledge Exchange (ARKE) Building as part of the Kilbeg Village Development, Skye

Location

Skye

Contract Value

£5m

Architect

Holmes Miller

Client

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig

Completion

2016

Category

Education

DSSR were the series consultants for Phase 1(a) for the development of the new Administration, Research and Knowledge Exchange (ARKE) Building at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, following on from our success on the National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture.

DSSR were involved in the site servicing and infrastructure to support the utility provision for the overall development which will eventually include 4 phases which include;

  1. Infrastructure, education and enterprise, conferencing, sport and recreation.
  2. Housing
  3. Craft workshops/enterprise
  4. Commercial

Within the ARKE Building DSSR were responsible for the services design which included, Biomass Boilers, Photovoltaic, Heating & Ventilation, Lighting & Small Power, Fire Alarms and Intruder alarms

DSSR also carried out a ‘Low & Zero Carbon Technologies Feasibility Report’ to determine the optimum solution for the preferred low zero carbon technology options available for the building. DSSR also carried out BREEAM Assessment with an “excellent” rating achieved.