SHEPHERD Chartered Surveyors is offering land, business and a development opportunity in Inverness for sale due to retirement....


Located within the commuter village of Gorthleck, 20 miles south west of Inverness, the 2260 sq ft premises for sale comprise a contractor’s yard and workshop set within grounds extending to nearly 3.5 acres.

The flood-lit site is secure and has been compartmentalised to provide five open storage bays for building materials as well as a wash bay area, loading platform, fuel dispensing facilities and salt storage.

In addition to a large workshop, a former office block has been converted to create habitation space for residential purposes incorporating two bedrooms, study, kitchen/living area and a shower room with W.C. There are staff welfare facilities annexed to the chalet and a range of outbuildings together with a portacabin.

At the rear of the site there is a serviced house plot with planning permission to construct a new six bedroomed, two storey house with attached garage, utility and office area. This plot will be served with its own private access.

The firm for sale, Angus C Fraser Contractors, provides road maintenance, minor road improvements, heavy vegetation control, winter gritting, snow clearing and hire of excavators with operators. Carrying out work for a range of public and private sector clients, as well as local privately owned estates, the firm is renowned for providing a high quality and reliable service, which has created a diverse and loyal customer base.

Offered for sale due to retirement, the firm’s most recent annual turnover was over £246,000, which generated a healthy net profit of over £75,000. An established business with an extensive client list, the firm qualifies for 100% rates relief.

There has been development or plans to create over 10 new wind farms within a 25 mile radius of the property. There are also two proposed electrical substations to be constructed at Torness and Tomatin. The site is well positioned to serve these developments.

Neil Calder said: “Our client wishes to retire and, as a result, is seeking to dispose of the heritable land and buildings with vacant possession and the benefit of planning permission for the house plot, as well as the business, with all plant and machinery, with or without the heritable land and buildings.

“Given the location, we believe the yard could suit companies involved in the energy sector, particularly wind farm developers.”

Quoting terms are available by contacting the sole selling agent on tel 01463 712239.


For further information please contact Neil Calder tel 01463 712239

Issued on behalf of Shepherd by Liquorice Media tel 0141 561 4018

Date: 5th September 2014