Major Milestone in Regeneration of Denny Town Centre

Inside Denny Library

Falkirk Council and Falkirk Community Trust are delighted to announce the opening of the new Denny Library on Monday 5th December at 10am. The Library is the centrepiece of Denny town centre’s £7.8m development which includes 10 shop units, a bigger, improved car park and a new community-designed town square. 

The whole building bursts with colour.  The Library is a bright, welcoming and flexible space with a child-size library for our youngest library members, a cosy reading and gaming zone for teenagers, comfy chairs for curling up with a good book and plenty of desk space (with and without PC’s) for those more focussed pieces of work… and 3000 brand new books.

The Library is fully accessible and, like our other libraries, has free public access computers and free WiFi.  Our spacious community room has views out to what will soon be the new town square. 

Ian Scott, Chairman of Falkirk Community Trust, said “At a time when libraries are at risk across the UK, it is such wonderful news that we have secured delivery of this new purpose built hub for the community.  I would urge everyone to get along and explore this super new facility.” 

Over the coming weeks, the first tenants will start to occupy their new spaces with Lloyds Pharmacy and Café Anton opening for trade in December and the remaining retailers moving in soon after.  Interest in the last remaining units has been encouraging and we hope to secure tenants over the coming months. 

Councillor Dennis Goldie, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, said:  “We are happy to have reached this important stage in the project and would like to thank the community for their continued patience as we move to the next stage in the development. The super new two storey building is the result of extensive community consultation, and we hope that local people like the mixture of bright colours in the design and textures in the design, intended to reflect a positive spirit and a new start for the town centre.”

Work in now underway to see the demolition of the last remaining remnant of the 1960’s Church Walk block – the octagonal building.  Thereafter, the remainder of phase 1 will conclude in the summer next year seeing the new community designed town square, completion of the car park and the introduction of five public art pieces. 

Come along and find out more at the Meet the Artist event in Denny Library on Thursday 12 January 3-8pm, all welcome.   

Published on Tuesday, 6th December 2016

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