A topping out ceremony was held on the site of Scotland’s first purpose-built Justice Centre in Inverness on Thursday 29 November.
SCTS Chief Executive Eric McQueen, Grampian Highland and Islands Sheriff Principal Derek Pyle and Robertson Project Director, Jeff Hedley were joined by justice centre partners at the ceremony to mark the end of the structural work on the building.
Scotland’s first purpose-built Justice Centre in Inverness is on schedule due to be completed late 2019.
Eric McQueen, SCTS Chief Executive added: “This is an important milestone towards the delivery of the new Justice Centre and a chance to mark and celebrate our progress.
“We can already see the impact this imposing building will have on the city and its completion will pave the way for redevelopment of the current court building into a major tourism opportunity for Inverness.
“As well as the building, there is a strong emerging partnership approach to delivering the integrated justice services around which the Centre is designed.”
Frank Reid, Managing Director, Robertson Northern said: “This is a significant milestone for the Inverness Justice Centre, one that the extended team at Robertson have been tirelessly working towards since the project started in March.
“The project is intricate in its design and architectural elements and the team has been meticulous in every aspect of their work. We are thrilled the project is progressing so well and look forward to delivering the completed Justice Centre next year.”
The Inverness Justice Centre, being delivered by Robertson in partnership with Wilmott Dixon, was procured through Scape’s National Major Works framework, since superseded by Major Works Scotland – part of Scape’s National Construction framework.