Eyesore shop is boarded up
Windows of a fire-damaged property in Stirling city centre have been covered as discussions over repairs to the building continue.
The landmark three-storey property, which housed Kings’Barbershop on the ground floor, has remained empty since being ravaged by flames in February.
Fire took hold in the top-level storage space of the building and resulted in a section of Murray Place being closed until late April.
Until late last month passers-by could see water dribbling into the former barber’s and mounds of sludge covering the floor.
In July a member of staff at an adjoining shop said she had contacted the council to complain about the sight and smell coming from the building.
Now the ground-floor windows of the shop have been covered with large posters featuring information for visitors.
A Stirling Council said earlier this year the building had been made safe and yesterday a spokesperson said:“We anticipate a building warrant to be submitted in the near future and we are in discussion with the property owner and their insurers to establish a timeframe for work to start.”
He added that timings are dependent on the warrant being approved.
Cover up Boards hide the sludgecovered floor