Irwin Harborside is set to convert to several million pounds.
And consultation with locals gave them a chance to speak.
The focus of this initial consultation focused on the harbor area’s overall vision and the community’s aspirations for the proposed play facility, which will be the first phase of development that is likely to begin construction next year.
The transformation of the Great Harbor is supported by funding of £ 14 million under the Ayrshire Development Agreement, and it is hoped that this will be a catalyst for further long-term investment in the harbor.
North Ayrshire Council leader Joe Cullinan said: “This will be the first real opportunity for people to see a vision of how Irwin Harborside can realize its potential as a prime destination for both locals and guests.
“We hope the gaming establishment will be unique in the west of Scotland, and we hope it will appeal to visitors both locally and from others.”
Wider Great Harbor proposals will include the creation of three “hubs” on Irvine’s nautical mile:
Coastal Center with a new large play area in Beach Park and improved outdoor facilities with long-term plans for the famous Pilot House and Cafe / Restaurant
Wharf / Arts / Activities / Food Center, which will have a new promenade area to help support events, improve access to maritime facilities, including the reconstruction of the Port Authority House and the Maritime Center, which aims to create more facilities for the Maritime Museum
The grandfather of eight children Paul Downey said: “The children have nowhere to play as they are done with things in Beach Park. Four of our grandmothers are younger than eight who would love to play in the park.
“I would also like to see an old teahouse where the music of the 40s and 50s sounds.
“The fish and chips store would be good. ”
William Brovley said: “They need to put a decent play park on the beach park because that’s what we really need and it would be very good to improve the area.
“But they also have to get rid of the old piers opposite Gro Coffee – they’re eye-catching.”
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