Expansion planned for Inverness shopping centre

THE owners of the Eastgate Shopping Centre, the biggest of its kind in the Highlands, have announced multi-million pound expansion plans for an eight-screen cinema and restaurant complex.

The Eastgate shopping centre, Inverness. Picture: Public Domain

F&C Reit is proposing to extend Eastgate Shopping Centre in Inverness and add additional floors to accommodate the project, which they claim could create 220 jobs.

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The expansion would entail a seven-figure investment, but the owners claim to have already had interest from operators keen to fill the proposed extra units.

A planning application for the project, which has been welcomed as a major boost to the city’s economy, has been lodged with Highland Council.