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Inverness retail park expansion inches forward

October 21 2021

Inverness retail park expansion inches forward

Aberdeen Standard Investments is seeking a three-year extension of plans to deliver a mixed-use extension to Inshes Retail Park, Inverness.

Occupying fallow ground between Dell of Inshes Farm and the A9 the expansion will introduce a large portal framed retail unit together with smaller premises to establish a neighbourhood shopping centre.

This will be joined by a pub/restaurant by the main road with landscaping around the fenced-off Dell Burn providing seating and play areas along a newly formed footpath under indicative plans drawn up by PWA and Pritchard Planninf Consultancy.

In a design statement the applicant wrote : "The expression of structural bays on the frontage of the retail buildings as pilasters gives rhythm to the main elevation and helps to express the function of the units. Full glazing between the bays will bring natural light into the units and create a pleasant shopping and working environment. Canopies along the front of the main unit will help identify the entrance area and assist in creating a welcoming environment."

As part of the works, 389 parking spaces will be provided. 

Fallow ground adjacent to the A9 has been chosen for the extension
Fallow ground adjacent to the A9 has been chosen for the extension
The extension will open up access to the Dell Burn
The extension will open up access to the Dell Burn


#1 Posted by SneckieMun on 21 Oct 2021 at 13:43 PM
What a fantastic way to tackle all the environmental issues surrounding suburbanisation, decentralisation and over use of cars.

No...wait. It's a massive car park on a ring road that has already strangled the heart of Inverness. The glazing on the doughnut city that is Inverness.
#2 Posted by Peter on 21 Oct 2021 at 15:17 PM
It's like time travel to 1961 again. Hat tip to all involved. Now please quit.
Finlay George McCallum
#3 Posted by Finlay George McCallum on 23 Oct 2021 at 03:02 AM
this is the polar opposite of what inverness needs
hector mcvector
#4 Posted by hector mcvector on 25 Oct 2021 at 09:32 AM
A 20 minute neighbourhood!! In the sense that it would take a pedestrian about 20 minutes just to traverse the car park

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