Cameron House - Loch Lomond
On the west bank of Loch Lomond, Cameron House has
been a typical Scottish country estate, A deer park and now a hotel
and country club, with associated golf course, and holiday lodges.
The hotel and first phase of lodges was build from
1988-90, and since then nine phases of lodges have been constructed
within the grounds.
Recently Loch Lomond has become a National Park, which
requires lodges and any development proposals must fit in with the
relevant legislation governing development within this area.
Astell Associates carried out visual assessments,
tree reports, environmental appraisals, using 3d imaging where necessary
to produce accurate views and photo montages. These images and views,
for both existing and future proposals demonstrated the effect that
the building of these lodges would have on views from the loch and
from the country park on the opposite side of the loch.
Environmental landscape design was then used to ensure
that by using contoured and planted mounding, the lodges could be
screened from the loch, but still allow views from the lodges out
to the loch and its islands.
Natural planting was instigated with management proposals
to ensure that the new trees and shrubs would mature and soften
the architecture of the lodges and form areas of screening.