04 June 2020

Works to resume on Inverness Campus as lockdown eases

Several projects in key sectors on Inverness Campus are to restart as part of the easing of the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.

Fibre communications infrastructure firm, CityFibre, is due on site this week to resume connection works at its fibre hub based on the Campus.

NHS Highland is set to begin ground works in preparation for a major development over three plots. And completion works will be carried out on the new bridge for pedestrians and cyclists linking the Campus with the Inverness Retail and Business Park.

Campus developer, Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), has also removed signage installed in April to deter people from bringing cars when they visit the campus for daily exercise.

Visitors are however being reminded to only park in designated car parks, including HIE’s own car park at An Lòchran, and not on the campus roads, pavements and verges. This is both for the safety of all Campus users, and to maintain the high quality of the Campus environment. They are also being reminded to maintain social distancing while on site.

Ruaraidh MacNeil, HIE’s Inverness Campus project director, said:

“There are several really interesting projects on Inverness Campus that have been on hold since the lockdown began in March, so it’s really good to see some of this work pick up again. In the months ahead we can expect to see some noticeable progress being made on developments that will ultimately bring benefits for communities across the Highlands and Islands.”

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HIE’s own offices on the Campus will remain closed as staff continue to work from home.