Set up in late 2006, Irvine Bay Regeneration Company is one of Scotland's second generation urban regeneration companies (URC). Its boundaries enclose an area of outstanding natural beauty spanning 14 miles of sandy coastline, the four seaside towns of Irvine, Stevenston, Saltcoats and Ardrossan and the abbey town of Kilwinning. It is the largest URC in terms of land mass covering over 35 square miles.
In 2012 Irvine was designated a Life Sciences Enterprise Area by the Scottish Government, as part of its aim to create new employment opportunities, stimulate private investment and boost economic growth in Scotland. We are now leading the delivery of the Irvine Enterprise Area business plan and have relocated staff to offices within the Enterprise Area.
Our current and future projects are all designed to contribute to the success of Irvine Bay, by:
Over the next decade, working with our funding partners - North Ayrshire Council, Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise and the private sector - we will implement a range of strategic interventions that will reverse the economic decline of our five towns, inspire the delivery of quality physical investment and attract inward investment.