Following the announcement of the closure of the registrar’s office in Stenhousemuir, we asked Falkirk Council for an update on the future of the building and the former police station. We received the following update:
“The development of the site was last reported the Council’s Executive in August 2013, which provided an update in relation to progress with affordable housing projects as part of the Council’s Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP). In addition, the report provided details of project proposals to form a 2015-2018 Strategic Local Programme to be submitted to the Scottish Government. This included a proposal to develop 15 new social rented homes on the combined Stenhousemuir Police Station site which would seek to secure Scottish Government grant to assist with the delivery of the project in 2015/16. The Council acquired the Police Station in March 2010, with a view to delivering new social rented housing. An Option Appraisal exercise is currently being finalised which is investigating the potential redevelopment of the site, combining the vacant Police Station and the Registrar’s Office. Several options are being considered at this stage, including the redevelopment of the existing building, demolition of the existing building and building new social rented housing on the site and an option that retains the front stone façade of the existing building and building new homes behind it. Once these options have been fully considered, a community consultation event will be held to discuss the preferred option, prior to making a final decision on the project proposal.”
We will post any updates we receive here on the forthcoming community consultation event.