Designs for the new Inverness Justice Centre will be on display in a public exhibition tomorrow (30 August), for one day only.

The exhibition takes place in the Spectrum Centre, 1 Margaret Street, Inverness from 2-7pm. It will set out the site arrangements and the concept design of the new centre as part of a pre-planning submission to Highland Council.

Building designs illustrate a two storey building located on a site between Longman Road and Burnett Road, to the north of the police station. The exhibition will show the high level detail of the combination of office space and courtroom accommodation which will be shared by the justice organisations located in the building. There are two distinct building wings joined by a public atrium.

These concept designs will be influenced by the feedback to the exhibition. Highland Council's Planning Committee will consider the pre-planning application, and if supportive, the next step will be for Scottish Courts & Tribunals Service to submit an application for full planning permission.

SCTS chief executive Eric McQueen commented: “This is a very exciting development and unique in its vision to bring together a range of organisations who work within the justice environment in the Highlands. With financial support in place from Scottish Government, the Inverness Justice Centre is a fantastic opportunity to improve the delivery of justice within a purpose-built fully integrated facility.

“We have a first class project team in place and are working with justice organisations to make sure we can provide the best environment and facilities for victims, witnesses and all courts and tribunals users, all within an accessible and high quality building which is supported by digital innovation and sustainable by design.”

Cabinet Secretary for Justice Michael Matheson, who was given a preview of the exhibition on a visit today, added: “I would encourage the public to visit the Scottish Courts & Tribunals exhibition for the opportunity to see these exciting new proposals for themselves.”