Falkirk Stadium car park in line for upgrade

Part of the car park at Falkirk Stadium is to be upgraded
Part of the car park at Falkirk Stadium is to be upgraded

A car park at Falkirk Stadium is in line for a £600,000 makeover.

The upgrade is part of the council’s ongoing work to help boost the local economy and will be paid for through its Tax Incremental Finance (TIF) project.

Block paving will replace the existing unsurfaced area at the north west corner of the site near the Westfield roundabout and create proper parking for visitors to the football ground and Helix Park nearby.

The £578,000 spend will develop 294 parking spaces. Work is due to start next week and take around three months to complete.

Falkirk Community Trust which operates the Helix has arranged for temporary parking at the former Forth Valley College site at Middlefield to be used while it is being carried out.

The new car park will also boast a dedicated hard standing for buses, new street lighting and landscaping.

Councillor Dennis Goldie, spokesperson for economic development, said: “The TIF scheme in Falkirk is progressing and these works will help promote development in that vicinity.”