Falkirk Council has too many buildings that are in poor and ageing condition, not energy efficient, expensive to run and underutilised. The Audit Scotland Best Value Assurance Report (January 2022) states the Council 'needs to quickly progress the remaining key actions in the SPR and take decisions on its property estate to deliver best value.'

The Strategic Property Review will reduce the number of properties owned by the Council in order to deliver financial savings given the current budget deficit of circa £64m and will also significantly reduce the backlog in maintenance and subsequent capital investment that is required to bring these properties into good condition. This will allow for investment to be made in a smaller number of core buildings.

Mitigation to closure options have been identified and this includes Community Asset Transfer, Alternative Delivery Model and Improved Financial Performance.

Community Asset Transfer - What support is available?

Our Community Asset Transfer team is ready to discuss the possibilities, benefits and the process with anyone interested in asset transfer. You can email them at:

We have also partnered with third sector organisation, CVS Falkirk. CVS can provide additional support and guidance to interested parties including:

  • helping groups develop their ideas
  • supporting and advising groups through the transfer journey
  • building capacity, skills and resilience beyond the transfer

A dedicated £3 million fund is available to support community-led groups interested in asset transfer to assist with energy efficiency improvements and other necessary works, pending suitable business cases.

Additionally, we have recently launched Community Empowerment Grants, which can provide financial assistance of up to £12,500 to support groups in their CAT efforts. For more information about these grants and the CAT process, please visit www.falkirk.gov.uk/ceg.

Latest update on Community Halls & Centres

Property Phase Latest update
Cowdenhill Community Hall Phase 2 Expression of Interest has been submitted. Group have until 1st October 2024 to submit a full Community Asset Transfer application.
Ettrick/Dochart Community Hall Phase 2 Expression of Interest has been submitted. Group have until 1st October 2024 to submit a full Community Asset Transfer application.
Dalgrain Community Hall Phase 2 Expression of Interest has been submitted. Group have until 1st October 2024 to submit a full Community Asset Transfer application. Existing management lease will expire 28th February 2025 and current building operations will continue until then.
Bowhouse Community Hall Phase 2 Expression of Interest has been submitted. Group have until 1st October 2024 to submit a full Community Asset Transfer application.
Newlands Community Hall Phase 2 Expression of Interest has been submitted. Group have until 1st October 2024 to submit a full Community Asset Transfer application.
Airth Community Hall Phase 2 Expression of Interest has been submitted. Group have until 1st October 2024 to submit a full Community Asset Transfer application.
Avonbridge Community Centre Phase 2 No Expression of Interest has been submitted. Property will close when existing management lease expires on 1st January 2025.
California Community Hall Phase 2 Expression of Interest has been withdrawn. As no active Expression of Interest and a Phase 2 property, the property will remain closed and progress to surplus property procedures.
Laurieston Community Hall Phase 2 Expression of Interest has been submitted. Group have until 1st October 2024 to submit a full Community Asset Transfer application.
Limerigg Community Hall Phase 2 Expression of Interest has been submitted. Group have until 1st October 2024 to submit a full Community Asset Transfer application. Existing management lease will expire 1st January 2025 and current building operations will continue until then.
Reddingmuirhead Community Centre Phase 2 Expression of Interest has been submitted. Group have until 1st October 2024 to submit a full Community Asset Transfer application. Existing management lease will expire 1st January 2025 and current building operations will continue until then.
Shieldhill Community Hall Phase 2 This property is part of the school and to be retained.
Brightons Community Hall Phase 2 Expression of Interest has been submitted. Group have until 1st October 2024 to submit a full Community Asset Transfer application. Existing management lease will expire 31st March 2025 and current building operations will continue until then.
Bonnybridge C.E. Unit Phase 2 Expression of Interest has been submitted. Group have until 1st October 2024 to submit a full Community Asset Transfer application.
Broompark Community Centre Phase 2 No Expression of Interest has been submitted. This property will close on 28th June 2024.
Bainsford Community Centre Phase 2 Expression of Interest has been submitted. Group have until 1st October 2024 to submit a full Community Asset Transfer application.
Greenpark C.E. Centre Phase 2 Expression of Interest has been submitted. Group have until 1st October 2024 to submit a full Community Asset Transfer application.
Grange C.E. Centre Phase 2 Expression of Interest has been submitted. Group have until 1st October 2024 to submit a full Community Asset Transfer application.
Banknock Community Centre Phase 3 Expression of Interest has been submitted. Group have until 1st October 2025 to submit a full Community Asset Transfer application.
Bankier C.E. Unit Phase 3 This property is part of the school and to be retained.
Denny P.S. C.E. Unit (School) Phase 3 This property is part of the school and to be retained.
Thornhill Community Centre Phase 3 Expression of Interest has been submitted. Group have until 1st October 2025 to submit a full Community Asset Transfer application.
Excellence in Childcare Centre Phase 3 An Expression of Interest has been received. There are also proposals for retaining this property for operational use. This is a phase 3 property so the property will remain in current use until 31st March 2025.
Westquarter Community Wing Phase 3 This property is part of the school and to be retained.
Camelon Education Centre Campus Phase 3 Expression of Interest has been submitted. Group have until 1st October 2025 to submit a full Community Asset Transfer application.
Grangemouth C.E. Unit Phase 3 No Expression of Interest has been submitted at this time and groups are encouraged to submit an Expression of Interest. This property will remain open until alternative arrangements for Council meetings are identified.
Kersiebank C.E. Centre Phase 3 Expression of Interest has been submitted. Group have until 1st October 2025 to submit a full Community Asset Transfer application.
Slamannan C.E. Centre Phase 3 No Expression of Interest has been submitted. Groups have until 31st March 2025 to submit an Expression of Interest or property will close.
Shieldhill CE Wing Phase 3 This property is being retained.
Tryst C.E. Centre Phase 3 No Expression of Interest has been submitted. Groups have until 31st March 2025 to submit an Expression of Interest or property will close.
Dawson Centre Phase 3 There are proposals for retaining this property for operational use. This is a phase 3 property so the property will remain in current use until 31st March 2025.
Carronshore Community Centre Phase 3 Expression of Interest has been submitted. Group have until 1st October 2025 to submit a full Community Asset Transfer application.
Maddiston Community Centre Phase 3 Expression of Interest has been submitted. Group have until 1st October 2025 to submit a full Community Asset Transfer application.

Equality and Poverty Impact Assessments

On 31 January 2024 Council will consider a report on The Strategic Property Review. The reports refer to Equality and Poverty Impact Assessments (EPIAs) which have been carried out for the proposals which are available below.

Downloads

Some of our documents are not fully accessible. If you need information on our website in an alternative format, please make an enquiry.
Action Outdoors - SPR
Airth Community Hall - SPR
Avonbridge Community Hall - SPR
Bainsford Community Hall - SPR
Bankier Sports Centre - SPR
Banknock Community Hall - SPR
Blackness WC -SPR
Bo'ness Recreation Centre - SPR
Bonnybridge Community Education Centre - SPR
Bothkennar Hub - SPR
Bowhouse Community Hall - SPR
Brightons Community Hall - SPR
Broompark Community Hall - SPR
California Community Hall- SPR
Callendar Park Kiosk - SPR
Camelon Cemetery Office - SPR
Camelon Community Education Centre - SPR
Carron Gymnastics Centre -SPR
Carronshore Community Hall - SPR
Cowdenhill Community Hall - SPR
Criminal Justice - SPR
Dalgrain Community Hall - SPR
Dawson Community Education Centre & The Sub -SPR
Denny Sports Centre - SPR
Dollar Park Kiosk - SPR
Equipment Stores Review - SPR
Estates Stores & Bothies for Rationalisation - SPR
Estates Stores & Bothies for Retention - SPR
Ettrick Dochart Community Hall- SPR
Grange Community Education Centre - SPR
Grangemouth Stadium - SPR
Grangemouth Unit - SPR
Greenpark Community Education Centre - SPR
Kersiebank Community Education Centre - SPR
Kinneil Museum - SPR
Lammermoor Avenue - SPR
Laurieston Community Hall - SPR
Leaving Care Team - SPR
Limerigg Community Hall - SPR
Links Road Courtyard - SPR
Maddiston Community Education Centre - SPR
Muiravonside Country Park - SPR
Newlands Community Hall - SPR
Office Review - SPR
Parking Attendants Cabin at Meeks Road - SPR
Pavilions (excl Sunnyside) -SPR
Polmont Sports Centre -SPR
Polmonthill Snow Sports -SPR
Printworks - SPR
Reddingmuirhead Community Hall - SPR
Shieldhill Community Hall - SPR
Shieldhill Wing - SPR
Slamannan Community Education Centre - SPR
Social Work File Store - SPR
Stenhousemuir Gym -SPR
Store Closures - SPR
Thornhill Community Hall - SPR
Tryst Community Education Centre
Westquarter Wing - SPR
Zetland Park Bothy - SPR