A historic clock tower which was demolished over safety concerns in a failed conservation effort will be rebuilt, the council said.
The Christie Clock in Stirling which stood in the city centre for 117 years was found to be unstable last month following an inspection by structural engineers.
At the time, Stirling Council said “contractors tried valiantly for five hours to remove the crown of this well-loved landmark but, unfortunately, due to the lack of stability within the clock structure, the pillar also had to be removed from site”.
Specialist consultants will now identify the most appropriate conservation and rebuild process.
A cost plan and work programme is expected to be presented to the council for approval before April 2024.
Planning permission and listed building consent will also be required.
The city’s council leader, Chris Kane, said it would be a “complex and challenging project”.
He added: “The demolition of such a well-known Stirling landmark was a distressing sight for us all, and we share the public’s concern at how this happened.
“While we await the findings of the review into this upsetting incident, it’s important we have taken this decision to progress the initial plans to rebuild the Christie Clock.
“I can assure the people of Stirling that we are determined to rebuild the Christie Clock as soon as possible.”
Last month, locals from the area criticised the council for removing the clock and claimed it had been removed at night with no warning.
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