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Montgomerie Park - development opportunity
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Montgomerie Park

Montgomerie Park is a strategic housing growth area, within the seaside town of Irvine. The site is accessible by major road networks and within easy reach of excellent shopping and leisure attractions. Rail travel time to Glasgow City Centre is around 30 mins.

North Ayrshire has a great deal to offer - from grand castle estates, medieval, industrial and marine heritage, to Clyde Muirshiel Regional Country Park and the scenic Clyde island destinations of Arran and Cumbrae.

The Montgomerie Park site is on the doorstep of Eglinton Country Park with footpath links directly in to the park. North Ayrshire’s brand new Culture and Community Leisure Centre, The Portal, is located minutes away from Irvine Town Centre and offers state of the art fitness facilities.

Residential Development Opportunity

On behalf of North Ayrshire Council, Montagu Evans are delighted to bring to the market the opportunity to purchase part of Montgomerie Park, Irvine for Residential Development.

Site A, extends to 6.72 acres (2.72 hectares), however there is the opportunity for bidders to offer for Sites A and B increasing the gross area to 14.5 acres (5.86 hectares). A package of initial technical information including topographical survey, service plans and site boundaries will be made available to parties who register interest.

Sites A and B benefit from being included within a ‘Simplified Planning Zone’ (SPZ). Under the SPZ scheme, there is no requirement to apply for planning permission, instead the developer will be required to adhere to design principles and the process detailed in the SPZ document. A copy of the SPZ document will be made available to interested parties. However, initial information is also available on our SPZ page.

The intention is for a two stage bidding process, whereby headline offers are invited at stage one in Heads of Terms format. In submitting a bid at stage one, bidders are confirming that they have acknowledged the standard list of abnormal definitions which will be issued to interested parties with the technical pack. Following the closing date, a shortlist of bidders will then be selected and invited to provide net offers at a second closing date (stage two).

A full technical pack including site investigation will be made available to the shortlisted bidders. The closing date for stage one headline offers has been set for the 26 February 2020 at 12noon.

Please see our Marketing Brochure (PDF, 1.10mb) for further details. 

Recent development

The site extends to 200 acres, with approximately 950 homes planned and supported for housing development by the council’s Local Development Plan.

To date 481 homes have been built by national house builders, including David Wilson Homes, Robertson and Persimmon Homes, and Irvine Housing Association, demonstrating the site has an established track record of successful delivery.

A number of development sites are still available. The Council will shortly be offering the next phases of development to the market. Site “A” shown on the master plan (PDF, 2.82mb) will be the first of these sites to be marketed.

Retail Development

North Ayrshire Council have also reserved an area (c. 2.5acres) within the Montgomerie Park development for retail development. This is site at the entrance to the development with easy access and good visibility from Long Drive. Please refer to plan. Interest should be submitted using the contact details below.

New School

North Ayrshire Council Cabinet agreed, through the Capital Plan, the provision of a new school at Montgomerie Park. The school, which will have capacity for 342 children, will cost £9.6 million and relieve pressure from existing facilities. Development will be completed by August 2022.

Council investment

North Ayrshire Council invested £1.4 million in the provision of the infrastructure for Phase 2 of Montgomerie Park including a new roundabout, service connections and a SUDS pond. The work was completed in September 2016, unlocking future development phases.

Simplified Planning Zone (SPZ)

Montgomerie Park is a Scottish Government backed SPZ pilot - to deliver an innovative approach to housing delivery and placemaking.

All the details of the pilot can be found on the Montgomerie Park simplified planning zone page

Custom and Self-Builders – Register Your Interest!

We are exploring the opportunity for the development of self/custom build plots in designated areas of the site, including preparation of ‘Plot Passports’. These could set out guidelines for self and customer builders, giving them parameters to creatively design their own homes without the need for planning permission.

Register your interest 

How we will use information from the register

Your information will help us gauge demand for self and custom build plots (eg what types of homes people wish to build). We will use the information to explore ways in which it might be possible for people and plots to be brought together.

Please note: registration does not guarantee a suitable plot will be identified or become available. The council will not disclose any information about you to outside organisations or third parties without your written consent, unless there is a legal requirement to do so. 

More information

For more information about the site, contact our Regeneration Service.

Contact Regeneration



01294 324746


North Ayrshire Council, Cunninghame House, Irvine, KA12 8EE