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Bespoke sustainability assessment on dual World Heritage Site of Hirta, St. Kilda.

Client: QInetiQ
Architect: Wittets Architects

Appointed by QinetiQ, and in conjunction with Wittets Architects, Rybka have developed a bespoke Sustainability Framework design strategy for the new MOD personnel military accommodation facilities on the Dual World Heritage archipelago of St. Kilda.

The site is highly sensitive, both archaeologically and ecologically and required a unique approach to sustainable design. Rybka worked closely with National Trust for Scotland (NTS), ecologists, archaeologists and QinetiQ to develop a sustainability assessment methodology that takes cognisance of the opportunities and limitations of the extraordinary and remote location.

Rybka’s role on the project, which is due to complete in 2018, has evolved to Technical Advisor, enabling the monitoring of site practices during the construction phase to ensure the sustainability aspirations are upheld.

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