IPW… was initially appointed by The Highland Council (THC) through High Life Highland (HLH) in early 2020 to develop an Outline Business Case (OBC) for the redevelopment of Inverness Castle.
Inverness Castle is an iconic Grade A listed building (of national and international significance) situated in the centre of the Inverness, on Castlehill above the banks of the River Ness. It was historically used by the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) and The Highland Council for court and office purposes. However, the SCTS moved from the Castle in May 2020, transferring to the new Justice Centre in Inverness.
This provided a real opportunity to create a significant tourism asset for Inverness at the Castle that would act as a focal point for the promotion of tourism across, and draw visitors to, the Highlands.
Following the successful submission of the OBC to Scottish and UK Governments in 2021, IPW… has worked with HLH and THC on the following important components of the project:
The redeveloped Castle is expected to open in Spring 2025.