Plans for a new rooftop bar and restaurant at the north’s largest shopping centre would add “vibrancy and vitality” to Inverness city centre.
That’s according to council planning officials who have recommended the scheme be given permission by councillors next week.
The Eastgate Shopping Centre want to add the bar and restaurant to the current flat roof overlooking Falcon Square.
The revamp would also include a ground floor extension of the Millburn Road frontage to form kiosks.
The scheme will go before Highland Council’s south planning committee next week.
Planning officer John Kelly said: “The proposal will generate further footfall and add to the vibrancy and vitality of the city centre as well as enhancing facilities available to shoppers within the mall.
“In addition, the design of the proposed extensions is in keeping with local character and will integrate fully with the scale, mass and form of the existing shopping centre.”
The plan is one of a number submitted by the Eastgate’s owners Scoop Asset Management this year.
The same planning committee earlier in the year rejected plans to build four new restaurant units in Falcon Square as well as extending the existing Filling Station building.
The property developer has indicated that it intends to submit a revised planning application.