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Preferred Developer Chosen for the Acquisition of the Highland Council's Interests at Fort William Waterfront (21/03/07)
A consortium called Fort William Waterfront Limited (FWWL) has been chosen as the preferred developer in the acquisition of The Highland Council's interests at the Waterfront Fort William with a view to developing the Waterfront area.
After considering a report by the Director of Property and Architectural Services and the recommendation of the Council’s Lochaber Area Committee, The Highland Council’s Resources Committee has identified Fort William Waterfront Limited as the preferred developer with Robertson Property Ltd as the reserve developer. A total of four parties had been invited to submit Best and Final Offers following the initial submissions.
The Waterfront is a development extending to 7 hectares, including 6 hectares of Council-owned foreshore at Loch Linnhe - between the pier and the A82 trunk road at the Old Fort, 1,800 sqm of offices currently leased to the Council in the centre of the town at Tweeddale House and Lochaber House, and the Middle Street Car Park. Research and market interests indicate potential for a supermarket, a modern hotel, with conference facilities, shop units, offices and houses at the Waterfront.