The name for a new council offices development in a north town was decided by councillors today.
Members of the Caithness and Sutherland area committee unanimously agreed on Caithness House as the name for the building in Wick which will house 140 members of staff from March next year.
The £8.5 million project involved contractor Morgan Sindell demolishing the old listed building at Market Place and restoring the adjoining, Stafford Place buildings.
The new accommodation will be the base for staff currently spread across a number of offices in Wick.
The Leader of Caithness and Sutherland Area Committee, councillor Deirdre Mackay said: “I’m delighted that the new offices now have a new name. Caithness House will be the hub of the Council in Wick and I’m really looking forward to seeing staff move in next year. The presence of 140 staff and people visiting the Service Point can only be good for local businesses.”
Caithness Civic Leader, councillor Gail Ross, said “The project represents a very significant investment by the Council to Wick and will help with the regeneration of the Town Centre. Having all our staff based under one roof in Caithness House is going to be more convenient for the public and good for inter-service working, as well as helping to bolster the Town Centre.”