Design workshops will help shape new play installations
Posted on 24 Aug 2021
LOCAL people are being invited to help design new and innovative play features in three North Ayrshire towns.
Three co-design workshops are being held that will help North Ayrshire Council create three unique play facilities in Dalry, Kilbirnie and Beith.
Supported by funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, these latest developments form part of the Council’s development at Lochshore. The three unique play installations will depict the heritage connections between each town and Lochshore.
As well as new play facilities they will act as destination points to encourage visitors to Lochshore to explore the wider area.
Participation in the workshops will provide the opportunity to work with designers to create ideas which will help shape the new play installations.
A series of three workshops will be held in each town:
The first workshop – Idea Gathering - takes place online on September 7 from 7pm-8pm.
On 18 September, we will host the Play Workshop at Kilbirnie Public Park from 10 until 11.30am.
The final event will be the Design Workshop on 25 September from 10 – 11.30am – venue to be confirmed.
The first workshop – Idea Gathering - takes place online on September 8 from 7pm-8pm.
On 18 September, we will host the Play Workshop at Orr’s Trust Public Park from 12 until 1.30pm.
The final event will be the Design Workshop on 25 September from 12-1.30pm – venue to be confirmed.
The first workshop – Idea Gathering - takes place online on September 9 from 7pm-8pm.
On 18 September, we will host the Play Workshop at Dalry Public Park from 2 until 3.30pm.
The final event will be the Design Workshop on 25 September from 2-3.30pm – venue to be confirmed.
Please note that spaces are limited.
Councillor Joe Cullinane, Leader of North Ayrshire Council, said: “Our development at Lochshore is moving forward at quite a pace and these plans complement what we are doing there.
“The workshops will help us share ideas about the heritage of each town and how we can link that to Lochshore. Who better to help us than local people with all that knowledge of their local area.”
Work on the new £4.2 million Visitor and Community Hub started in May expected be ready and open in August 2022. It is hoped that the new Visitor and Community Hub to the south of the loch will act as a facilitator of increased activity at the site.
The Council is currently consulting with the community over plans to progress the wider design of the site which will contain new play and leisure facilities.
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