National design award for Ardrossan Medical Centre

Another development by Irvine Bay Regeneration Company has gained prestigious plaudits.

The new medical centre for Ardrossan for South Beach Medical Practice has gained a Commendation in the Scottish Design Awards.

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Irvine Bay delivered the Ardrossan Medical Centre to transform a derelict site containing the listed former police station into a state-of-the-art 10,000 square feet health centre. Architects Reiach and Hall were behind the design, and the work was procured through development partner hub South West Scotland construction, with Morrison Construction brought on board as contractors on the £2.5 million refurbishment.

Architects Riach and Hall were awarded the commendation in the Regeneration category of the Scottish Design Awards.

The new Centre has been designed to provide enhanced health services which meets the needs of the local population in a modern, bright purpose built centre. The new facility enables minor surgery and enhanced clinical services to be delivered locally as well as continuing to provide a range of community services such as health visiting, dietetics, podiatry, physiotherapy and district nursing.

Patrick Wiggins, Chief Executive of Irvine Bay, said: “It is fantastic to gain this latest accolade for the quality of work undertaken. This follows hard on the heels of the national awards gained by the public realm work we carried out at Irvine Bridgegate.

“But most important of all, the development provides an excellent improvement for residents and also a first-class facility for visitors - sited as it is very close to the ferry terminal to Arran.”

hub South West’s Chairman John McClelland CBE. said: “This £2.4 million local medical centre was the first project of a £400 million programme to build sustainable community-based facilities across Ayrshire, Lanarkshire and Dumfries & Galloway. We are delighted that we have played a part in delivering a fantastic new facility, and one which has been recognised as delivering work of the very highest quality to the people of Ardrossan.”