The Highlands are on track to have their first Porsche Center if a £ 4million plan at a gateway site is approved.
Peter Vardy Ltd asked to convert Carpetright in Inverness’s Millburn Road into a showroom and workshop specializing in sports cars, SUVs and executive sedans, both new and used.
Vardy Architects Yeoman McAllister says that with £ 3million of high-quality construction plus landscaping and fees the total conversion will be around £ 4million.
Their statement added, “In addition, there would be an increase in retail spending in the region by staff and customers, with 60% coming from outside the region. This will encourage guests to travel and stay in Inverness, often using local restaurants, amenities and hotels.
“Our quarterly events are held at local conference venues. “
The proposed Porsche Center would offer 29 jobs and four apprenticeships.
There are currently only four Porsche centers in Scotland, the closest being Aberdeen.
The statement added: “This high level of investment is expected to have minimal impact on local traffic, with expectations of around 10 vehicles serviced or serviced daily, and three to four vehicles sold each week.”