Wednesday, 31 May, will see the first deployment of a crane at Inverness Castle, which will be on-site to install structural steelwork and mechanical plant within the existing roof spaces of the former prison building, referred to as the North Tower. The crane will be on site for one full day and will allow for the strengthening of the 175-year-old structure and the continued installation of new building services, which progresses internally.
There will also be future crane visits to install structural elements of the new public roof terrace over the former courthouse and the new link building and river view terrace, which will provide dining options for visitors.
The Inverness Castle project, opening in 2025, will benefit from £30m investment to support its re-development from the Scottish and UK Governments, The Highland Council, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and a range of other partners.
The Inverness Castle project is part of the Inverness and Highland City-Region Deal, which is a joint initiative supported by up to £315m investment from the UK and Scottish governments, The Highland Council, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and University of the Highlands and Islands, aimed at stimulating sustainable regional economic growth.