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Portavadie: Plant Housing

A £10m spa and leisure centre, boasting the largest heated infinity pool in Scotland, marks the latest chapter in the remarkable story of Portavadie Marina Resort. The ethos of the entire project was to be sympathetic to the beauty of the Highland landscape. Designed by Stewart Associates, the spa uses sustainable materials throughout: glass, local stone, white oak and walnut, “to create a picture frame for the changing seasons, the changing moods, the changing skyline, and the changing colours of the landscape.”

In keeping with these values, Lang+Fulton were asked to supply louvred screening to provide housing for the heat exchanger plant, a secure compound for bins and recycling and a visual barrier for the café and outdoor pool areas.

The steel louvres were polyester powder coated in a muted grey (RAL 7015) to a marine grade standard of finish to blend with the surroundings and withstand the harsh coastal climate.

Portavadie Marina Resort received the Argyll and Bute Design Award for leisure and spa building.

Architect: Stewart Associates
Client: Portavadie Estates
Product: Italia-100