Design Competition Launched for Scottish Town Redesign

11 October 2010 (Last Updated October 11th, 2010 18:30)

Scottish architects will compete to redesign the Denny town centre in Scotland as part of a competition launched by the local council. So far, RMJM and Aedas have expressed interest in the project and their work will be assessed by panel of judges chaired by Wayne Hemingway and local resi

Scottish architects will compete to redesign the Denny town centre in Scotland as part of a competition launched by the local council.

So far, RMJM and Aedas have expressed interest in the project and their work will be assessed by panel of judges chaired by Wayne Hemingway and local residents.

The need for redesign arose after the town received the Carbuncle Award for being the most dismal place in the country.

The project will involve the construction of a 5,486m² retail store, public space including a square and a replacement library.

A £15m ($23.8m) plan for the regeneration of the centre was halted in March 2009, after developers told Falkirk Council it was not financially feasible.