Highlands & Islands

Contractor for new Inverness College UHI

Concept art of new Inverness College UHI
Image caption The new college should be open in 2015

Edinburgh-based Miller Construction has been appointed to build a new £75m Inverness College.

The college is moving from the Longman in Inverness to a new campus on the outskirts of the city.

John Spencer, principal and chief executive of Inverness College UHI, said construction work will start early next year.

The new Inverness Campus will also provide a base for the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI).

Inverness College, which has more than 8,500 students, is part of the UHI network of colleges and research centres.

Mr Spencer said: "We are certain the project will create many local construction jobs to boost the Highland economy.

"We expect completion to be in time for the start of the 2015 term.

"We are extremely excited to have a new purpose-built state of the art facility which will not only reflect the work of our students and staff but will also provide a superb student experience."

Chris Webster, chief Executive of Miller Construction, said the company was delighted to have been appointed by Inverness College.

He added: "Our teams worked extremely hard on local employment initiatives and community benefits and we look forward to delivering these as part of this prestigious project."

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