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Plans submitted to demolish Inverness music venue and build hotel

By Neil MacPhail

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The Ironworks opened in 2006.
The Ironworks opened in 2006.

SHOCK plans to knock down the Ironworks music and entertainment venue in Inverness to make way for a 162-bedroom hotel have been lodged with Highland Council.

A London-based development company has submitted a proposal of application notice (PAN) which will come before the south planning applications committee next week.

Bricks Capital, which runs a construction portfolio in excess of £320 million, intends to apply for permission to build a Courtyard by Marriott-branded hotel with a retail unit on the ground floor.

Under its proposals the hotel will be sited on currently vacant land behind existing Academy Street premises, including the Phoenix pub, and beside Rose Street Retail Park, but will front onto the street – meaning the Ironworks will have to go.

Full story in today's Courier.

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