Highland Council has outlined plans to transform a community building to help meet demand for housing in Inverness.
Culcabock Child Guidance Centre is currently used as a space for psychologists and other child care professionals to work and hold meetings in the city.
The council-owned centre, off Culcabock Avenue, was formerly a primary school.
Now, council officials have lodged a full planning application to transform the internal layout of the period building to create three flats.
The main living accommodation will be housed on the ground floor of the property, whilst making used of the double height existing windows on the property.
In their design statement, developers stated: “We believe the location for new development is suitable as it would add to the current residential setting of Culcabock Avenue and add to the increased housing demand in the Inverness area while making use of an existing building.”
Three semi-detached and detached dwellings will also be built.
Local councillor Ian Brown welcomed the plans, saying: “Certainly in Millburn ward, there is always a lack of housing itself, because it was really built up and there wasn’t much space available for development. I am certainly pleased about this as social housing is always welcome.
“It doesn’t sound like it is too many houses for the road so the roads should be able to take it okay.”