The former House of Fraser building in the Highlands capital revealed to public scaffolding returns to reveal the facade and new commercial units on the ground floor

Union Street development revealed. Pictured: James Mackenzie.

Scaffolding has largely disappeared from the old House of Fraser building, giving locals their first real glimpse of what the well-known landmark in central Inverness will really look like.

The £12.5million regeneration aims to revitalize Union Street and Baron Taylor’s Street to create the Highlands’ most prestigious shopping destination with six new ground floor retail units.

Union Street development revealed.  Pictured: James Mackenzie.
Union Street development revealed. Pictured: James Mackenzie.

Named Union Court, the site has had scaffolding all around for the past few months as work progresses, but now that the scaffolding is gone residents can form their own opinion with the redevelopment which is already gaining traction. fans.

Ophelia, assistant manager at Oil and Vinegar just on Union Street, said: ‘Love it, it really looks perfect.

“I hope it will increase foot traffic around Union Street which would help everyone. I’m also excited to see all the shops that might fit in there because it looks really nice, really classy and well done .

WATCH: Landmark moment as the scaffolding falls

Union Street development revealed.  Pictured: James Mackenzie.
Union Street development revealed. Pictured: James Mackenzie.

Inverness City Center BID Director Lorrain McBride said: We are delighted with the unveiling of the Union Court facade and welcome any investment in the city center as it enhances our overall offering and we wish the best to those developing the site and look forward to working with our new business colleagues.

“We would welcome any development and for it to continue, we recognize it’s a difficult environment, but individually and collectively Inverness are progressing really, really well.”


Do you want to react to this article ? If yes, click here to submit your thoughts and they may be published in print.