£1.4 million boost for Denny town centre project

Demolition in Church Walk, Denny continues''Picture: Michael Gillen

Demolition in Church Walk, Denny continues''Picture: Michael Gillen

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A cash boost for the regeneration of Denny town centre has been announced.

Falkirk Council will receive £1.4 million for the project after successful bidding to the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund.

Welcoming the news, Councillor Dennis Goldie, economic development spokesperson, said: “This is a tremendous announcement and a significant step forward for Denny, its residents and retailers.

“It demonstrates the significance and importance of this project, which Falkirk Council has stood by through the depths of recession, and comes at the point we are demolishing the last of the 1960s blocks.

“This grant will be used to provide continued regeneration improvements and transform Denny town centre into a modern, attractive place to visit, shop and do business in.”

The regeneration has reached another important milestone with the demolition of the last of the Church Walk blocks at the south end of the site, next to Denny Cross.

Local company Central Demolition was awarded the £123,000 contract to demolish the last of the blocks as part of the regeneration project.

All demolition is due to be completed by early December and site clean-up will include the recycling and crushing of all the demolished material to be used in the next phase of works.

The Denny initiative is one of 18 projects receiving a share of £14.343 million from the RCGF. Annually £25 million is available for initiatives to bring large scale new and improved infrastructure to deprived areas.