A new town hall is currently set to open its doors in Falkirk in November 2027. The modern civic space will house a 500-seat auditorium, flexible accomodation for commercial and community use and key council services.

As an anchor project in the council's town centre masterplan, the new town hall will not only provide essential civic amenities and support regeneration and placemaking ambitions but also serve as a catalyst for inward investment that will benefit the whole area.

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A comprehensive review of council property found the town hall in West Bridge Street had reached the end of its useful life and a new town hall was needed.

Following an extensive search for a suitable location to build the replacement town hall, councillors agreed in May 2023 that Callendar Square Shopping Centre was the preferred site for the new building.

In early 2024, the purchase of the shopping centre and Antonine Hotel was concluded, making way for demolition work to begin in April 2024. It is expected the demolition work will take 12 months to complete.

Work on the design stage of the new town hall is on-going. Engagement with stakeholders and the community will take place as the plans develop.

Demolition timeline

April 2024

Fencing erected around the site and CCTV installed. Internal work to remove asbestos and fully strip and clear the shopping centre and hotel undertaken. 

May to July

The link bridge connecting the shopping centre with the multi-storey car park will be removed. During this time the car park will remain open and a footpath diversion put in place.

A map that shows a footpath diversion, highlighting the road and footpath closure during the bridge removal. The bridge links Callendar Square Shopping Centre with the multi-storey car park.

July to April 2025

The planted area at Kerse Lane/Manor Street will be removed. Demolition will start at the Kerse Lane/Manor Street end of the shopping centre, progressing along Callendar Riggs and onto the High Street then back to the Antonine Hotel.

A map showing the flow of demolition starting at Kerse Lane, progressing toward Manor Street.

To ensure public safety, footpath diversions will be put in place for the duration of the demolition project. 

A map showing the footpath diversion around Callendar Square.

Further information

We're working closely with Falkirk BID to ensure local businesses and residents living near the shopping centre are kept up to date with information about the demolition work as it progresses.

Our officers will also be on hand to answer any questions people may have about the demolition work and the wider new town hall project at monthly drop-in sessions. These sessions will be held in Falkirk Delivers' High Street office.

Event Time
Tuesday, 2nd July 2024
Falkirk Delivers, Falkirk
Tuesday, 6th August 2024
Falkirk Delivers, Falkirk
Tuesday, 3rd September 2024
Falkirk Delivers, Falkirk
Tuesday, 1st October 2024
Falkirk Delivers, Falkirk
Tuesday, 5th November 2024
Falkirk Delivers, Falkirk

Information on the project will also be displayed in Falkirk Library.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please come along to a drop-in session, visit the library or email replacementtownhallproject@falkirk.gov.uk.