Ardrossan Medical Centre ready to open
The long-awaited new Ardrossan Medical Centre is ready to open.
Irvine Bay Regeneration Company has led the project to transform a derelict former police station which was an eyesore into a state of the art facility to serve the town, its residents and visitors.
Allan Lyttle, Project Manager for Morrison Construction, presented the keys for the centre in Ardrossan to Omar Elmi, Commercial Director for Irvine Bay Regeneration Company and Michael Ross, Construction Manager for hub South West Scotland, signalling the countdown to the official opening of the £2.5 million centre.
Located on Harbour Street, the site of the listed building, the new medical centre for NHS Ayrshire and Arran replaces the previous facilities in South Beach Practice in South Crescent Road. The new 10,000 sq ft centre will provide a purpose-built facility suitable for modern health care and will allow expansion and development of local health services in the years to come. The new facility will enable minor surgery and enhanced clinical services to be delivered locally as well as continuing to provide a range of community services such as dietetics, district nursing and a travel clinic.
Patrick Wiggins, Chief Executive of Irvine Bay Regeneration Company – who led the project – said: “The local community is delighted that we have completed such a needed and long-awaited development for the town that will primarily be of benefit to residents but will also be a valuable resource for tourists and visitors. Bringing this formerly derelict site back into use as a doctors’ surgery and healthcare centre is a great example of how buildings can be regenerated to provide vital services for the local area.”
Michael McBrearty, General Manager of hub South West Scotland Limited, said: “This project represents our second successful project handover with Irvine Bay Regeneration Company and demonstrates the delivery of our vision to build better local services with our participants across the South West region of Scotland.”
This project was procured via hub South West Scotland Limited in partnership with Irvine Bay Regeneration Company. Hub South West is a partnership formed with 15 public sector organisations to manage and deliver infrastructure investments across the south west region of Scotland. Morrison Construction is a construction partner of hub South West.