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City Centre Development Brief

We worked in partnership with the Highland Council to develop the City Centre Development Brief highlighting development opportunities and environmental improvements which will benefit the City Centre. The brief looks at the key strengths and weaknesses in the city and identifies potential opportunities. The focus is very much on encouraging developers to regenerate areas of the City Centre rather than build out of town. This will help to strengthen the economy and bring increased benefits for you, the members. The main points identified in our submission are:

  • The need for a quality tourism hub, which meets the expectations of visitors to Inverness. This would help to increase footfall in certain parts of the city.

  • A niche retail/arts & crafts complex would again add to the visitor experience and create pathways throughout the business district.

  • A consolidated office hub in the city centre would also enable out of date buildings to be updated and reinvigorate this important market, which in itself supports other elements of the economy.

  • We would also like to see a tour coach drop off point in the City Centre to encourage tourism trade. The bay in front of the Co-op in Church Street would be ideal for this.

  • A student hub is important and would help combat the Beechwood Campus drawing students out of the city centre.

We feel the City Centre Development Brief is a very important iniative and will be seeking the best outcome for BID members.

Download a copy of the City Centre Development Brief via this link

Business Development

In terms of business development we fulfil a number of roles. The most important of these is to represent and champion the Inverness business district and the businesses within it. This is done in a number of ways:

  • We offer a range of training courses and skills development which is available to all members.

  • We develop and strengthen relationships with other stakeholders, especially the Highland Council to work in partnership as much as possible to achieve the best outcomes. This can be seen through the City Centre Development Brief and Communications Protocol.

  • As much as possible we promote Inverness City Centre as a destination in its own right and aim to bring significant economic value to the business district.

 

 

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