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Developing for The Future at Nevis Range!

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Pictured: From left to right – Ian Sykes – Nevis Range Chairman, Chris O’Brien – Nevis Range Managing Director, Alastair Nicolson – HIE Area Manager of Lochaber & Wester Ross, Alison Gainsford – HIE Head of Business Growth, John Sutherland – Nevis Range Activities Director, picture by Trevor Martin.

Nevis Range Mountain Experience is delighted to announce a transformative £4m project that will secure the future of the company for generations to come.

On Tuesday 05 October 2021 ground will be broken for a 22-bedroom hotel, 24 berth bunkhouse, bar and restaurant, bike shop, children’s activity centre, childcare facilities, and a covered courtyard with an event space.

The project supported by Highlands and Islands Enterprise is expected to take 12 months to build with a planned opening in late November 2022.

50 jobs are expected to be created as a direct result of the new buildings.

Chris O’Brien, Managing Director of Nevis Range, said:

“The hotel and bunkhouse are being developed as a direct response to the wishes of our customers. 

“We’ve carried out multiple surveys and our people have let us know that they want to see accommodation here on site at Nevis Range. 

“We’ll be sure to add our own ski and bike led twist to operations!

“I’m incredibly excited about the addition of a third restaurant to the Nevis Range site.

“The Pinemarten Café and the Snowgoose have been designed to operate at high volumes providing a speedy service to get people back out on to the hill as quickly as possible.

“This restaurant will be serving Scottish Highland Tapas, all locally sourced, and a huge selection of Scottish drinks showcasing some of the incredible local suppliers that we’re so fortunate to have based here in Lochaber.

“The childcare facilities are a part of this development that is incredibly important to all of us here at Nevis Range. Facilities will be available for customers but also staff. 

“Nevis Range is a fair work employer that has no gender pay gap and a commitment to keep on improving.

“The provision of childcare for staff will aid our goal of a more gender diverse workforce at the same time as giving more options to our customers.

“Net Zero and climate change are at the top of our agenda as we continue to develop.

“EV charge points, Hydro power and a locally sourced produce strategy are just the beginning for us.

“We are currently engaged in a carbon footprint analysis study that will help us roadmap the best way for us to achieve Net Zero status.

“This project is possible due to the support of Highlands and Islands Enterprise [HIE].

“HIE are investing £800k into this project and I’m delighted that both parties share a vision for the creation of Quality, Sustainable Adventure Tourism Experiences right here in the Outdoor Capital of the UK.”

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