Credit: Stirling Council

Port Street reopen after months of uncertainty

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Port Street is now fully reopened to the public after months of disruption. Structural support has been erected, meaning building work can now commence without any disruption to traffic or residents.

A number of students were forced to move into temporary accommodation just days before Christmas due to the building being listed unsafe. There were delays throughout the works prolonging the disruption.

A Stirling Council spokesperson said: “We appreciate the patience and understanding of both the business community and the public during this period of unforeseen disruption.

“Protecting public safety and maintaining access to the shops has always been the priority. We are continuing to work with the property owners and businesses to ensure the full repair of the building is completed as quickly as possible.”

The Local Authority’s Building Standards service has approved and verified building work carried out by the property owner’s private contractor to install a temporary support structure at the damaged property above the Let’s Party store.

The Let’s Party store will remain open for business, continuing to use the side delivery entrance.

The structural support will ensure that the building is safe in the short term, while the owner undertakes the necessary permanent repair works.

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