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Former Station Hotel - Safety Works Update

Station Hotel update May 16th

Safety works are continuing at the former Station Hotel. The contractors are mainly operating by hand at the moment due working in close proximity to the canopy, and we expect machines will be used again soon.  

The war memorial on platform 3 will be removed soon and stored safely by Network Rail and ScotRail.

The recent court application by the owner, Mr Ung, to stop the safety works at the site, was refused at an interim interdict hearing on 3rd May. The safety works resumed the following morning. The council has not, so far, received formal service of any further court papers from the owner's solicitors.

The council is continuing to pursue the owner for sums due in respect of the safety works. Decrees have been awarded in the council's favour against the owner in both the Sheriff Court and Court of Session. Debt recovery action is being taken in both the United Kingdom and in Malaysia.

We're still on schedule for the works to be completed by around mid-June, and we'll keep you informed as more information becomes available.