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April 1 2015

Building work to get underway at Denny development
Long-awaited plans to regenerate Denny town centre, recipient of a 2010 Carbuncle Award, are to get underway later this month after

Clark Contracts were appointed by Falkirk Council to deliver a new library, shops and community hall on Stirling Street.

The £4.7m project will include the delivery of 10 shops and a new public square in a phased programme of works over the next two years.

Falkirk Council’s spokesman for economic development Dennis Goldie, said: “This announcement helps the whole community move forward in seeing the delivery of a transformed town centre for Denny.

“The work will be of a high standard and feature attractive buildings that will appeal to new and existing retailers.

“We’re grateful to the Denny community for helping us move towards what is a far brighter future for this important space."

Work will begin in earnest later this month for completion by July 2017, replacing a decayed 1970s housing and retail structure which has been demolished in phases over the past three years.
A landscaped public space will be created in front of the new library
A landscaped public space will be created in front of the new library
The first shops are scheduled to open their doors by September
The first shops are scheduled to open their doors by September

3 Comments

james
#1 Posted by james on 1 Apr 2015 at 10:58 AM
...aviemore...country park toilets...1970's.. old aldi stores... aaarrrrggggghhhhhh... cue tumbleweed ...
sorry, but seriously? - nah! you had me going there...must be an april fools...
Methilated Spirits
#2 Posted by Methilated Spirits on 4 Apr 2015 at 21:47 PM
Scale and style not fitting for a Scottish town centre - yes more country park than urban.
Brian McCabe
#3 Posted by Brian McCabe on 5 Jul 2015 at 20:41 PM
Unfortunately as both previous commentators have picked up on, the design is so out of character for a Georgian/Victorian Scottish town centre. Completely without context in scale, design, materials, style (what style?), place. The only building being constructed at the minute is an oversized Swiss chalet complete with asymmetrical roof c/w louvred air venting pods, not shown incidentally! It bears no reference to the traditional architectural vernacular of old Scottish market towns to be positively embarrassing. With no GENUINE public consultation, the cut back solution is being imposed on the residents by a Labour/Tory administration with no real interest in the town. You only need to ask them the question: What's the story of the £1.4m Government funding for town centre regeneration now being used to pay towards DEAR? Methilated Spirits and James - No, it's not an April Fool, sadly. But the future of my town for the next 50 years.

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