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March 21 2017

Homes and gallery to take place of former Inverness College
McCarthy & Stone, working in partnership with Highland Council, are to press ahead with the demolition of non-listed buildings at the former Midmills campus of Inverness College, clearing the way for 80 retirement homes to be built.

Anna Tozer, strategic disposals manager at the Scottish Futures Trust, commented: “We’ve secured a very positive outcome for this site which ensures much-needed retirement homes will be built. Securing the architecturally significant Inverness Royal Academy building for the local community to use and enjoy as an art facility is a real bonus, helping safeguard its future.”

John Hill, development director at property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton added: “This is an excellent example of how private developers and public bodies can team up to provide innovative funding solutions that deliver private and social housing, while ensuring that the listed buildings remain in beneficial use. The scheme designed by McCarthy & Stone delivers a quality new build development that is sensitive to the setting of the listed buildings and surrounding neighbourhood.”

The listed Inverness Royal Academy building will be retained for conversion to a studio and art gallery by Wasps Studios.

4 Comments

CADMonkey
#1 Posted by CADMonkey on 21 Mar 2017 at 18:05 PM
I know it is only one image.
But already you can tell it is a cut and paste job from other developments.
It is a shame they think its ok to plonk.
BAN THE PLONK
BAN THE PLONK
BAN THE PLONK
Billy
#2 Posted by Billy on 21 Mar 2017 at 21:06 PM
Gawd, that is a mutt of a scheme.They should have kept the big tree completely visible to hide a bit more of that elevation. My Granny would love it though...
HaudMeBack
#3 Posted by HaudMeBack on 22 Mar 2017 at 08:51 AM
Bog standard.... dull. Also featuring a floating tree.
Plonk McBonkmore
#4 Posted by Plonk McBonkmore on 22 Mar 2017 at 11:18 AM
What’s wrong with standardisation and modularisation

Why reinvent the wheel every time you want to do a job

It’s the future, whether you like it or not

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