Denny residents will benefit from a new town centre when the first phase of the town’s multi-million pound redevelopment plan is completed this month.
Designed jointly with the community, the £8M investment project includes a bright and modernised library with a dedicated community space, 10 custom-designed shop units for independent and well-known brands, free public Wi-Fi and a bigger car-park with dedicated taxi stances.
Five public artworks are also been installed around a new town square to celebrate local history and landmarks, including sculptures, River-Carron inspired artwork and projections which light up in the evening.
To mark the completion of the project, an opening event will be held in the new town centre on Saturday 12th May for local families and businesses.
The free family event will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, inflatables and face-painting as well as demonstrations and displays from both professional and local talent:
- Guinness World Record holders -3Sixty Bicycle Display Team
- Denny High School pupil Cameron Ledwidge
Councillor David Alexander, Spokesperson for Economic Development, said: “The new town centre has been a significant improvement on what was there beforehand but there is still work to be done. Our aim is to continue to work with local residents and businesses to make Denny a more attractive and enjoyable place to live, work and visit.
“The new library, a selection of retailers and a bigger car-park and free public WiFi should encourage more people to use their local town centre. The opening event will be a good way to bring people together to celebrate the first step towards Denny’s future. The Council will be progressing with marketing of the remaining sites now this phase of regeneration works has been concluded”
Following public consultation and engagement which asked local residents what they would like to see in their town centre, performance and events space, increased seating and public art were incorporated into the town centre designs.
Find out more about Denny town centre www.dennydiscovered.co.uk