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Public realm plans for Irvine unveiled

Posted on 11 Sep 2017

Design proposals for the redevelopment of Irvine’s two most popular streets will be unveiled next week. Residents, businesses, visitors and taxi drivers are invited to view the plans.

A drop-in session taking place on Thursday 14 September, 1-7pm, at 19t Bank Street in Irvine, follows consultation carried out in March this year which helped to inform the design proposals for High Street and Bank Street.

Concentrating on improving the roads and pavements, the works aim to respect the historic town centre environment while also providing attractive public realm areas. This will complement the recent transformation of Bridgegate, Townhouse and Portal by creating a more attractive and accessible town centre. 

The flow of traffic will be maintained while improvements are made to enhance the pedestrian experience, including better pavements, improved crossing points and incorporating design aspects which reflect the town’s rich heritage. 

Construction on the project is expected to commence in early 2018 and take around 18 months to complete.

Councillor Alex Gallagher, Cabinet Member for Economy, said: “These £3.4 million works will help to improve the overall attractiveness and accessibility of the busy town centre while ensuring the important history of the area is respected.

“With the recent investments and ongoing works being undertaken in Irvine, it’s clear that the town is at an exciting time in its economic evolution.”

For more information on the consultation, email regenerationirvine@north-ayrshire.gov.uk