Author: Barbara Gray

Work has started on the Marine Apartments, Rosemarkie

The transformation of Marine House  in Rosemarkie has begun with the stripping out of the dilapidated interior to create the new Marine Apartments. Our sister company, ARK Estates, is selling the apartments through Strutt and Parker.

Please download the brochure Marine Apartments for more information.

Posted by Barbara Gray

Work to begin on new Falls of Shin Visitor Centre

William Gray Construction are to start work on the new Falls of Shin visitor centre at Lairg.
The Falls of Shin is a site of extreme natural beauty famed for being an excellent spot to witness the annual salmon run. The falls are a major tourist attraction for the north of Scotland, drawing visitors from miles around and providing a sizeable boost to the local economy.

Unfortunately, with many tourists making long journeys to visit the falls, there have been several complaints about the lack of facilities at the site. The previous visitor centre was tragically destroyed by a fire in May 2013 leaving the falls lacking in these sought after amenities and sparking a community-driven campaign to replace the burnt-down centre.

William Gray Construction are delighted to announce that we will be constructing this new centre, which is targeted to be open by spring 2017. The project should not only help to attract more visitors to the stunning falls, but also create jobs to replace those lost when the previous centre was destroyed.

For more information, visit the Falls of Shin Community Project Facebook page.

Posted by Barbara Gray

Marine House Luxury Apartments

Ark Estates – sister company to William Gray Construction – have secured Rosemarkie’s marine house with plans to develop it into 11 luxury apartments.

William Gray Construction aim to start work by October on the 2-3 bedroom, beachfront apartments which will benefit from secure entry, private parking and stylish interior design.

Managing Director, William Gray, commented: “We are delighted to have acquired Marine House, and we are looking forward to breathing new life into this former Victorian hotel and care home, so that it can continue to be enjoyed and admired for generations to come.

“As local people will know, the building has lain empty for some time.

“Our regeneration of the property into luxury apartments will enhance the beachfront at Rosemarkie, and will provide a suite of very desirable homes which we are confident will be very well received on the Black Isle and beyond.

“We are looking forward to working alongside our neighbours during the construction period, and are proud that we will be able to make a contribution to the local community with this important restoration.”

For all sales enquiries, call Strutt & Parker on 01463 719 171


Posted by Barbara Gray

Raining’s Stairs Development Plans

Ark Estates – sister company to William Gray Construction – have purchased a site at Inverness’ Raining’s Stairs and have requested planning permission to meet the demand for city-centre homes by transforming this unsightly space into local housing.

The £3m project aims to replace the derelict area – renowned for frequently being the location of anti-social behaviour – with affordable housing. The plans submitted have requested permission for William Gray Construction to build 18 flats. The flats are planned to involve a mixture of tenures – as William Gray explains: “We are keen to see a mix of rented and owner-occupier flats, and we are in discussions with Highland Housing Alliance to see if they can support the project in any way. Whatever the outcome, these will be affordable homes which will bring people back to the city centre and help in its regeneration.”

The Raining’s Stairs development plans follow the completion of the Academy Street development project and aim to emulate its success in re-energizing the local area.

Posted by Barbara Gray