THE Highland Council and Highland Housing Alliance have moved closer towards delivering new affordable homes in Inverness city centre as the demolition of an existing building nears completion.
The Wyvern House project will breathe new life into a derelict site, creating 37 new flats for rent along with commercial units. This project is being funded by a package including money from The Highland Council, Highland Housing Alliance (HHA), the Scottish Government and the Highland City Region Deal.
Morrison Construction is the main contractor. Donald Mclachlan, Morrison MD of Building Highland, said, “It’s an exciting milestone for this prestigious design and build project. Demolition and site clearance works that began late last year are nearing completion with the main contract set to begin in April. ‘We are delighted to be working again with The Highland Council to deliver this development in the heart of Inverness, which will see our experienced team provide new homes and retail spaces.”
Councillor Trish Robertson, vice chair of The Highland Council’s environment, development and infrastructure committee and a director on Highland Housing Alliance board commented, “It is exciting to see the redevelopment of this prime city site move a step forward. It comes hot on the heels of the redevelopment of 92-94 Academy Street across the road and the refurbishment of the former CAB offices into new homes so when completed Wyvern House is really going to play its part in enhancing this part of the city by providing new homes and new business opportunities.”