Falkirk's former BHS store to become a job centre
The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has been given the go ahead to convert the vacant BHS store in Falkirk’s Callendar Square into a new job centre.
The application to change the use of the site – which has lying empty since BHS closed down four years ago – was lodged on December 16 last year and was granted under delegated powers on February 25.
The store closed its doors for good back in summer 2016 – one of the 30 branches of the stricken high street brand which shut down throughout the UK – with 20 members of staff in Falkirk losing their jobs after administrators failed to find a buyer for the entire business.
Last year there were discussions about turning the BHS store into an “artisan food hub”, with Callendar Square Shopping Centre owners Cygnet Properties and Leisure PLC stating several parties had shown an interest in the possibility.