Abernethy Outdoor Centre
Brief and Response
The Abernethy Centre is a high quality residential outdoor activity centre situated in the tranquil village of Nethybridge in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. The centre caters for schools and church groups as well as family activity holidays. The increasing popularity of the centre has led the management team to take the bold step of
adding a further 40-50 bed spaces as well a meeting rooms and staff accommodation. A new build stand alone accommodation block formed the basis for the initial brief but after much debate, investigation and analysis it was decided that a large scale extension was the much better option forming a sheltered courtyard to the existing buildings. The
extension is of a linear form and size that compliments the existing buildings and at the same time makes a bold, contemporary and dynamic statement about the intentions of The Abernethy Centre as a continuing leader in its field of quality outdoor holidays and activities.