Work starts at Ardrossan Quayside

Work started on the £3 million first phase of the Ardrossan Quayside development last week (Monday 28th July).

The high quality, 2,000 sq m three-storey building will house offices on the upper two levels, with the ground floor flexible for a restaurant, retail or leisure use. An attractive public space will be created between the buildings and the quayside, as well as user car parking. Work is due to be completed by June next year.

When fully occupied, the new development at Ardrossan Quayside will create around 110 full time jobs and generate around £2.5 million Gross Value Added to the local economy.

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The Ardrossan Quayside project is being funded through a number of grants won by Irvine Bay Regeneration Company: £1.8 million from the Scottish Government’s Capital Regeneration Fund; £463,000 from the European Regional Development Fund; £375,000 from the Nuclear Decommissioning Agency £375,000; and £196,000 from HUB SouthWest.

Irvine Bay Chief Executive Patrick Wiggins said: “Ardrossan Quayside is part of wider and sustained efforts by Irvine Bay to regenerate Ardrossan – following on from our work in the redevelopment of the Pump House, the Lyric Theatre, Prince Street, the Jack Miller building and, of course, the Medical Centre.

“There are also plans for 40 bed hotel adjacent to Ardrossan Quayside, and we are seeking funding to expand the marina.”

Irvine Bay bought the car park site on the south side of the marina from Clydeport. The project is part of the wider plan to develop Ardrossan North Shore, including the extension of the already successful marina.