Contract awarded for new Council office development in Fort William
The Council has awarded a £5.7 million contract to Robertson Northern for a major project that will bring The Highland Council’s administrative and professional staff from different locations across Fort William into the one building, providing a year-on-year revenue saving of around £400,000.
Lochaber Area Leader Councillor MacLennan said: “I am delighted that the contract has been awarded and we can look forward to bringing life back to a gateway building on the A82.
“Not only will the new offices allow us to deliver our services more cost-effectively and efficiently, but this project creates jobs and supports the local economy at a time when other sectors are struggling.
“Providing a modern, flexible, accessible working environment will benefit staff and customers and also allows us to free up more buildings in the town, creating more future development opportunities. I look forward to work starting on site at the end of next month.”
The new offices are expected to be completed by the end of July 2017.
“Over the course of the development, we are aiming to create a number of local jobs and take on apprentices, ensuring that the redeveloped Achintore Secondary School retains its local heart and continues to serve the community.”