With an excellent range of development opportunities and a supportive planning framework, the Falkirk Gateway is an exceptional location for investment.

Located close to The Kelpies and The Helix, there are significant opportunities to capitalise on the popularity of both.

A high quality public realm and innovative surface water management system create a pleasant environment in which to live, work and play.

A number of development sites fall under the Falkirk Gateway umbrella, including the state-of-the-art Falkirk Community Stadium site and delivery of a new £83m STEM focussed Forth Valley College campus.

The Falkirk Stadium site is anchored by the Falkirk Community Stadium, which is the home of Falkirk Football Club and a mixed-use complex including offices, a crèche, commercial and leisure facilities. It provides a high quality signature building to the frontage with proposals for a new stand extension and pod developments as potential infill developments.

The new 207,090 sq m Forth Valley College campus will become the headquarters for the College and will be a unique community campus which is accessible and inclusive for all. It will house 450 members of staff and 2,000 full-time students. Construction is due to commence in September 2017.

  • Opportunities for leisure, commercial and residential development are available
  • Excellent transport connections and a high passing trade
  • The 60ha site includes greenfield land with flexible plot sizes
  • Regional Selective Assistance funding available for eligible projects
  • TIF support available for enabling infrastructure


It is situated on the east side of Falkirk on the A9 (Falkirk northern distributor road) with excellent access to the M9 strategic network and good connections to the town centre.


The site extends to 60ha and includes greenfield land with flexible plot sizes.


The Gateway site is owned by Falkirk Council and Callendar Estate. The ownership boundary is aligned north-south. Falkirk Council has a ground lease to Falkirk Community Stadium Limited with leases to Falkirk Council, Falkirk Community Trust and others.

Development/Planning Status

The site is zoned for Class 1, 4 and 5 uses. It has been masterplanned and could incorporate a variety of leisure, commercial and residential uses.

The stadium site is designated in the Local Plan as a Recreational & Community Facility and greenbelt. In the Local Development Plan the greenbelt designations are retained and the stadium site given an economic development zoning.

Available Financial Assistance

The site is located in an area in which eligible projects may attract 15%-35% Regional Selective Assistance funding. Further information on eligibility of RSA funding support can be provided.

TIF Supported Enabling Works

The TIF project can provide funds to enable infrastructure associated with flood mitigation; road access; utility infrastructure and site preparation. Specifically for the Gateway site the TIF funding will be used to develop access to the site and install the SUDS system.

Local Network Infrastructure

The Falkirk Gateway offers a large well connected site with local networks following TIF investment. Directly accessed from the A9, a new junction will be eligible for TIF funding. Its position next to the Helix Park provides connections to an extensive network of footpaths and cycle ways. Public transport access is available on the A9 and A904. Planning and development through TIF includes funding proposals to further boost local area network traffic capacity on the A904 and A9.


Access is supported by the A9/A904 road corridor, and an extensive pathway network that supports sustainable travel. Access will also be developed to support the scale of any future developments as a result of the TIF infrastructure projects taking place on A9, A904 and Middlefield.