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Hydro Ness appointment for Mather & Co


Wilmslow’s Mather & Co continues its work with the Highland Council as it delivers a new visitor experience for Hydro Ness.

Hydro Ness is a flagship, £2.67m hydroelectric scheme on the River Ness.

Mather & Co was brought in to design and develop educational information about the project, climate change and other important topics for visitors and school groups, in order to contribute to their STEM learning.

“It has been an honour to work with the team on the interpretive design of the Hydro Ness project, which illustrates the power of the river promoting sustainability and helps to inspire future generations,” said Malissa Geersing, Senior Project Designer at Mather & Co.

The experience has been developed through a new landscaped area, which includes crafted benches, interpretive panels, lighting, a tree grate around the ‘jubilee tree’ and buried time capsule.

“The interpretive content is such a vital part of this project – we felt the nature of the setting and incredible steel structure demanded high quality interpretation to help articulate key messaging,” explained Martin MacDonald, Hydro Ness Project Manager.

“The content has really elevated the site and enhanced a fantastic and accessible green space. We are really grateful for the creativity and enthusiasm Mather & Co have brought to the project.”

The hydroelectric scheme will generate electricity using a hydro turbine to power approximately 50% of the electricity use at Inverness Leisure Centre.

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