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project gallery : sustainability

Fish Hatchery, Catrine

Completed in 2008, the Catrine fish hatchery is a project which seeks to help re-vitalise a depressed town in Ayrshire. Catrine Community Trust has set out to develop a range of projects which help reverse this trend. The fish hatchery is the first of these to be realised with the aim of sustaining fish stocks in the river. The building sits below an existing reservoir and makes use of the water control system to supply a range of tanks.

The building itself is constructed from natural materials. The walls are clay block with lime render. The roof is slate covered with a timber structure and natural fibre insulation boards. This use of natural materials ensures a healthy clean environment for the fish and for the Trust members working in the building.

Client: Catrine Community Trust and East Ayrshire Council