DTZ has been appointed by Stirling Council to help boost the ‘economic health’ of its city centre.

Edinburgh-based associate director Fionna Kell and her team will carry out a three-month review of the area’s vitality before reporting back to the council at the end of March.

A valuable Benchmark

‘Health checks provide a valuable benchmark against which to measure the effect of future changes in economic activity on a city centre,’ said Fionna. ‘This review will provide a picture of how well services are performing.’

Andy Kennedy, Stirling city centre manager, said Scottish towns and cities have lacked behind other parts of the UK in using the health checks.

He said the council was delighted to be working with the consultancy to help shape Stirling’s economic growth.