Demolition of Longman campus to start in January

Inverness College UHI Principal Professor Chris O’Neil has today announced that the demolition of its former campus in the Longman area of Inverness will get underway this month.

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The former Inverness College UHI campus on Longman Road.

The contract for the works has been awarded to Bonnybridge-based Central Demolition following an extensive public tender exercise.

Work will start on site on 14th January and is expected to last until mid-July.

The 4.5 acre site will be jointly marketed by Montagu Evans and Rennie & Mackay Property Consultants Ltd shortly.

Chris O’Neil said: “We are delighted to be able to announce the successful bidder and a start date for demolition of the former campus building in Longman and welcome this important city centre site being cleared for new, and potentially exciting developments.”

The site on Longman Road is zoned by Highland Council for a mixed-use development, which could include retail, business, industrial, community or leisure use.

The building dates back to the late 1950s and has been empty since Inverness College UHI moved to its new site at Inverness Campus in August 2015.

Part of the land has already been sold to the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Services for Scotland’s first purpose-built Justice Centre, due to be completed in late 2019.

Inverness College UHI has been working closely with the Scottish Futures Trust to bring forward progress on disposal of the remainder of the Longman site.