Helix extends from Polmont and Laurieston north to the Carron and includes a broad swathe of green space and community infrastructure including the Falkirk Stadium, Helix Park and The Kelpies.


The site extends to 350 ha.


The site is owned by Falkirk Council, Callendar Estate, Scottish Canals, Novelis and others

Development/Planning Status

The site is designated in the Local Plan as greenbelt and includes designated wildlife sites and is part of the Falkirk Green Network. The draft Local Development Plan maintains the greenbelt designations with the stadium site given an economic development zoning.

Available Financial Assistance

The site is located in an area 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 address enabling infrastructure associated with flood mitigation; road access; utility infrastructure and site preparation.

Local Network Infrastructure

The Helix site has a junction connecting to the A9 and is connected to an extensive network of footpaths and cycle ways. With the opportunities that The Helix can provide for future commercial leisure and sports, recreational and cultural development there is potential for further infrastructure enhancements.


Public access is available from the A9 and A904 corridors with car parking accessed from the Etna Road junction and next to Falkirk Stadium.