St Peter’s House, the former care home in Stromness is to be put up for sale by Orkney Islands Council.
St Peter’s House occupies a prominent site extending to 0.5 hectares with commanding views across Stromness. The internal floor area extends to 1,690 square metres comprising a stone-built manse dating from the early 1900’s, an extension dating from the 1960’s and a further extension dating from the 1990’s. The building is in a reasonable but tired condition and was no longer serviceable as a modern care home for older people.
The community of Stromness was consulted about how they would like the town to develop. The Stromness Place Plan – What’s Next for Stromness, wished to see the St Peter’s House building repurposed as student accommodation and/or low cost housing. There is a shortage in Orkney and in Stromness of both these types of housing.
“The plan is intended to positively influence the future sustainable development of Stromness for the benefit of the entire community. It contains a workable action plan to address community needs comprehensively. It aims to make Stromness an accessible, active and sustainable place to live, work, learn, visit and play.”
The Orkney News published several articles about the community place making scheme you can read one here:
And here is a link to the finished document: What’s Next For Stromness