High Street hall is up for grabs again

Victoria Halls, Linlithgow, showing 'for sale' board April 2014
Victoria Halls, Linlithgow, showing 'for sale' board April 2014

Linlithgow’s Victoria Halls may be about to rise from the ashes as owner G and L Properties has put it up for sale again and is hopeful a buyer can be found sooner rather than later.

The semi-derelict building that blights Linlithgow High Street could be returned to its former glory if the right 
purchaser can be found.

John Cortellessa, spokesman for the owners said: “I still believe that the property has a part to play in revitalising Linlithgow town centre and I hope that the right developer will come along to move things forward.”

Previously we have reported on a breakdown in communications between the local Victoria Halls Trust, a group set up to try and develop
the building and Mr Cortellessa, however this appears to have now been resolved.

David Tait, spokesman for the Trust said: “We still hope to be able to pull together a good solid viable set of plans for the redevelopment of this historic building and, as a first step, have now instructed EKJN architects to carry out a feasibility study and options appraisal.

“We would then expect that report to be a first step for us in seeking financing to move our proposals forward.”

Jon Newey of EKJN architects confirmed they were still involved in the plans adding: “We are delighted the project is starting to gain momentum once again.

“We have been commissioned to undertake a feasibility assessment which should then assist the Trust in 
moving ahead with proposals.”