Build Scotland Logo For Mobile
Time and date
CONSTRUCTION DIRECTORY
Share this page
Construction News
15/12/2017

Plans Submitted For New Inverness Mixed-Use Development

Construction News Image
Plans have been submitted to build a new residential and commercial development in Inverness.

Capital Developments is proposing to redevelop the building at 79 Academy Street into 40 'affordable' flats and four commercial units on the ground floor.

Designed by NORR Architects, the project aims to enhance the regeneration of Academy Street, a gateway into Inverness City Centre. Subject to planning, work will start on site in Spring 2018 with completion by Autumn 2019.

Highland Housing Alliance chief executive, Gail Matheson, said: "Today a planning application has been submitted to The Highland Council for a new mixed use development that will reinvigorate Academy Street, a historic gateway to the City Centre.

eco insulate

"79 Academy Street will be a landmark development for the City of Inverness, comprising 40 new homes for rent further opening it up to City Centre living. The new scheme builds on the success of our 2016 Academy Street development that delivered 17 National Housing Trust homes along with 14 rented homes for The Highland Council. Four commercial units will potentially add new business opportunities and the regeneration of Academy Street.

Bill Nelson of Capital Developments, said: "The building, previously tenanted by Farm Foods, has been unoccupied for quite some time and is no longer "fit for purpose".

"If planning permission is granted we believe this significant investment will help revitalise the City Centre."

Image: CGI of scheme at 79 Academy Street (credit: NORR Architects).

(LM/MH)

Latest Construction News

20/07/2018

Graham is to build a new £45 million eye hospital in Edinburgh for NHS Lothian. The new building will place the existing Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion in Edinburgh city centre. It will be located close to the Royal Infirmary on the growing Edinburgh BioQuarter campus. Jacquie Campbell, NHS Loth
20/07/2018

Construction work has been completed on 30 new affordable one and two-bed apartments along Cadzow Avenue in Bo'ness. The new Baillie Court properties have replaced a previously run-down area of land. Springfield Properties finished work on the £3.7 million project with partners Link Group and Par
20/07/2018

Finishing works are to take place on Tulloch Road as part of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project. Work will be carried out on a section of the road near to its junction with the C89C Chapel of Stoneywood to Fairley Road. The scheme will also include the c
20/07/2018

Two public exhibitions are to take place on the £24 million Laurencekirk Junction Improvement Scheme over the next two months. The scheme involves the design and construction of a new grade-separated junction at Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire. Locals will be asked to voice their opinion on the pref
20/07/2018

Robertson is to commence work on the refurbishment of several areas within the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh. Following the appointment of RMF Health, a consortium consisting of Robertson and FES, the work will see Haematology and Oncology areas extended and redeveloped. A new renal unit w
20/07/2018

A £1.5 refurbishment is to get underway on the former administration building of Aberdeen's Robert Gordon University (RGU). The development will include the construction of a new 20,000 square foot regional hub for digital and entrepreneurship activity. It is being developed by private sector eco
20/07/2018

Restoration work is to begin on the iconic mosaics at 96 Academy Street in Inverness this weekend, 22 July. Sub-contractor The Mosaic Restoration Company (MRC) will commence preparatory work on the project, including the addition of a temporary protective layer to the mosaics. Once completed, ma
20/07/2018

South Ayrshire Council apprentice Dominic Downie has been named Scotland Apprentice of the Year at the annual Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) Awards. The heating engineer received recognition in the Service & Maintenance category at an awards ceremony last month. The BESA awards
20/07/2018

NHS Orkney's Garden House offices are to be redeveloped to provide a base for Voluntary Action Orkney (VAO). The NHS staff will move to the recently opened hospital in Kirkwall, leaving the space for VAO and a number of third sector organisations at the Garden House site. 
Orkney Islands C
20/07/2018

Glenboig Development Trust has secured funding of £800,000 for a local community centre development. The development will involve a multi-purpose facility for the Glenboig community, including a large sports hall, Post Office, a general store and food co-op, training kitchen, café and a gym. The
The Human Touch Scaffolding Co LtdMorris & Spottiswood LtdJSJ Foam Insulation LtdMcMillan Contracting LtdCyclone Steel BuildingsGael Form LtdScaffold Contracts LtdMorris & Spottiswood LtdDonald Munro Plant Training CentreRearo
Terms and Conditions