Councillors preview new Council office in Kingussie
Local Highland councillors for Badenoch and Strathspey were this week (Monday 22 August 2016) given a preview tour of the newly renovated and extended Kingussie Courthouse building by contractors, construction and infrastructure company, Morgan Sindall.
The Council’s Planning and Building Standards Office currently at 100 High Street and Council Offices and Service Point at Ruthven Road will relocate to new offices at the Courthouse building.
Kingussie Courthouse exterior
Around 30 Council staff will move to the new premises which will become the new Council’s Service Point also providing Registration of births deaths, marriages and civil partnerships. The Council’s local housing, business support, finance, Chief Executive’s Service and planning and building control will all relocate to the new central location in Kingussie.
Councillor Bill Lobban, Chairman of the Badenoch and Strathspey Area Committee said:
“It was a real pleasure to view the newly rebuilt Court House and Offices. The contractors, Morgan Sindall have done an excellent job and I am looking forward to seeing Council staff move in and make full use of this superb facility which will benefit the whole community of Badenoch and Strathspey.
Councillor Jaci Douglas added:
“This will be a real asset for Highland Council in Badenoch and Strathspey. The facility is excellent and staff and customers who use the building will have a fantastic place to work and carry out their business with Highland Council. The community have been fully supportive of seeing such an iconic building come back into civic use and come alive again.”
Patrick Johnson, Morgan Sindall site manager said: “It has been a genuine pleasure to be involved with this project and see it through to its completion. The end result is spectacular and very fitting for a building of such local importance and value.
“It is a great asset and we are proud to have delivered it back to the town having secured its future.”
Kingussie Courthouse extension