We've been on the go since 2003.
The Helix has been around since 2003, borne from an idea to
create a local greenspace that connects and engages with its local
communities. We'd like to think that we've come a long way since
then, and made some great achievements in that time. Take a look at
some of our achievements below.
What has The Helix achieved so far?
- The Kelpies, two 30 metre high stainless steel monuments that
form the vanguard of The Helix and the Forth and Clyde Canal
- A kilometre of new canal with towpaths, creating a safe new
connection to Grangemouth
- 27 kilometres of shared access, high quality pathways
connecting 16 communities
- A new lagoon in Helix Park
- Adventure Play Zone and Splash Play area
- Sustainable LED lighting for at least 14 kilometres of these
- Two new toucan road crossings and a new road underbridge
- A new group of Nordic Walkers, bringing a new health activity
to the area
- Over 120 trained Nordic Walkers & over 30 trained walk
- Multiple community projects, including a new beekeeping society
(Helix Beekeepers), Meet The Species events, The Abbotshaugh
- 25 direct training places in woodland management hundreds of
ongoing volunteer opportunities
- Several high level events, including a Bike Week Party, Helix
Day 2013 and HOME.
- A canal tunnel under the M9 motorway
- Two new pieces of public art and the refurbishment of two
- Multiple jobs and contracts for local and national companies
- Jobs for the local community, with more to follow
- The development of a 16-mile cycle route connecting The Helix,
The Kelpies, The Falkirk Wheel and Callendar House.