For information about fitness and leisure activities, visit the KA Leisure website.


Portal - North Ayrshire’s new Culture, Community and Leisure Centre.

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 and teaching/warm up pool
  • a 6 court multi-use sports hall 
  • community hall facilities
  • fitness suite and studios
  • café
  • 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 areas for free weights and resistance training. 


The swimming pool

The six-lane, 25m pool has an elevated spectator area and sensory pads at each end of the pool to record times for competitions.


High Street view showing the Townhouse

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

Visitors can access information about North Ayrshire’s tourism hotspots and heritage trails.

The Townhouse provides a genealogy service for anyone researching their family history.

The large hall 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.