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Portal - North Ayrshire’s new Culture, Community and Leisure Centre, is open!



Located in the heart of Irvine, Portal provides an exciting new facility for North Ayrshire and forms a key part of the development of Irvine town centre.


High Street view of Portal

Facilities include:

  • a 25m x 6 lane swimming pool, teaching/warm up pool with changing facilities and spectator seating
  • a 6 court multi-use sports hall 
  • community hall facilities
  • fitness suite and multi-use studios
  • café

Opening soon:

  • tourist information 
  • genealogy service
  • venue for wedding ceremonies, civic functions, artists in residence, exhibitions and performances


Fitness suite

The gym measures 496.5m². The main area consists of weights and cardiovascular machinery.

Either side of this are spacious areas for people using free weights and for those taking part in resistance training. 


The swimming pool

The six-lane, 25m pool is suitable for swimmers of all levels.

With its large elevated spectator area and sensory pads at each end of the pool to record times, the pool is set to become a premier North Ayrshire site for competitions.

There is also a small training pool which can be used by children, learners and competitors alike.

The six-court sports hall is multi-use, while there are also studios for various classes. 


High Street view showing the Townhouse

The building integrates the historic Townhouse to provide the cultural element of the centre.

Visitors will soon be able to access information about North Ayrshire’s tourism hotspots and heritage trails, along with other themes.

The Townhouse will provide a genealogy service for anyone searching about their family history.

The large hall provides a 'WOW' factor and is set to become a popular wedding venue.

The Council worked with the Royal British Legion to relocate Irvine War Memorial closer to its original position, outside the Townhouse. The roll of honour will be extended to include those who died in conflicts after World War II.

Follow progress and learn more about Portal on Twitter by following North Ayrshire Council.