Improving the Public Realm in the Town Centre is an important aspect of the Falkirk THI. Because people are attracted to and enjoy living, working and visiting historic, locally distinctive and well-kept places, the THI aims to improve the economic and social success of Falkirk Town Centre by creating a high quality urban environment where people will want to spend their time and money.
The Public Realm scheme is a £1.467m project, and represents a significant investment in the physical appearance and appeal of the town centre as a shopping and tourism destination. The scheme will last approximately 12 months, commencing in May 2017. MacLay Civil Engineering Ltd have been appointed as the contractor to deliver the scheme of work. The improvements include the repair and restoration of historic pends and closes, resurfacing streets and footpaths to improve pedestrian conditions and lighting improvements to enhance town centre safety.
We held an initial public consultation about the scheme in February 2016, prior to the project being progressed to planning application stage. The planning application was successful and the delivery plans have been updated to reflect comments received during the consultation.
There will be a public display of the updated public realm plans in the Howgate Shopping Centre between 8th and 12th May 2017, providing the public with an opportunity to view them. On Friday 12th May Falkirk Council Officers who will be present to answer any questions you may have.
Please see documents below for more detail about the work and timescales for the different phases.