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The Changing Face of Stirling

Work is now underway on Stirling's 90million city centre Forthside development enabling the historic harbour area and River Forth to be connected to the city.

The design masterplan includes a multiscreen cinema; a 150-bedroom hotel and conference centre; a sustainable office development; landscaped public areas and riverside walks; new residential flats, as well as loft apartments, craft studios and shops.

Forthside Masterplan

The main elements of the Masterplan are:

. Up to 190 flats at the Riverside end of the site, mostly three, four and five storeys. Work to start in summer 2005.

A nine-screen, 1,500 seat multiplex cinema with cafe (opened January 2008), restaurant and studio workspace.

. Conversion of the Old Barracks buildings to accommodate loft apartments, creative industries workspace and small shops.

. A 150-bedroom hotel with a 500seat conference centre.

. Up to 120,000 square feet of sustainable office space.

. Landscaped public areas, riverside walkways and bridge link over the railway to the city centre.

. A dedicated public transport route along the eastern riverbank boundary and a general traffic through route on the western railway side subject to a 20 mph limit.

When completed, Forthside will open up 40 acres of former military land previously restricted to the public for over 100 years.

Thanks to Stirling Council for use of information and Forthside image

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