Local firm completes build of Dingwall flats

DINGWALL town centre is to be ‘significantly’ enhanced following the completion of 30 new flats, The Highland Council has said.

The one and two-bedroom affordable homes were designed by Oberlanders Architects and built by local developer, Ark Estates, along with O’Brien Properties, Torrance Partnership, Ramsay & Chalmers and CDMM.

In addition to delivering the new properties, the contractors also renovated the ground floor shop units fronting the town’s High Street – creating two retail units for rent, with the frontages being ‘carefully’ preserved.

ARK Estates MD, Willie Gray, commented, “As an ex-Dingwall Academy pupil I’m delighted to be back in the town with a development that will provide valuable new housing. It was great to work with The Highland Council to deliver such a successful project that will help breathe new life into the High Street.

“The feedback we have already had from local shopkeepers has been really encouraging and the feedback for the CH Architecture / Oberlanders-designed building has been excellent too. I look forward to working with Highland Council again on future developments in the town and surrounding area.”

Housing manager north at The Highland Council, Rory MacLeod, said, “The 30 flats are a much-needed addition to our Housing stock, which will provide new homes in the centre of Dingwall.”

Councillor Angela MacLean added, “I was particularly impressed that the ground floor flats are level access making it much easier for those tenants with varying needs. The quality of the design, the construction and the central location are going to make these flats ideal homes.”