The Helix Trust

The Helix Trust

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The Helix Trust

The Helix is creating a high quality urban greenspace for Falkirk and Grangemouth centred on landmark public art and an extension to the Forth & Clyde Canal. The 300 Ha site will be transformed into a special place that opens up new opportunities for creativity, recreation and healthly lifestyles, based on sustainable principles.

Two major public art works are well advanced in development. The Kelpies, two 30m high horse-head sculptures will provide a prominent new gateway to Scotland's lowland canal network and a major new visitor attraction in Central Scotland within easy reach of 3m people. The Abbotshaugh Sentinel will provide a new viewpoint within the Abbothaugh community woodland. Utilising excavated material from other works on the site, it will be an earthwork developed for a client group drawn from a neighbouring disadvantaged community. This is the first in a programme of sentinels for the site which we hope to develop in the coming years.

Founded 2009