North Ayrshire Growth & Investment team is consulting on the first phase of the concept masterplan proposals for the Great Harbour project in Irvine.

The Great Harbour project is a key tourism led regeneration, placemaking and destination development project for Irvine and the wider Ayrshire Coast, which seeks to re-imagine and re-define what this area can be, and create a new destination for the Ayrshire Coast that puts people first and reconnects them with the waterfront. It aims to enhance parks and greenspace, enhance local heritage and waterfront attractions and create new ones, enable safe public access through the area for residents and visitors, and provide improved access to the water for leisure and recreation.

The concept masterplan has been developed to support an Outline Business Case, which was approved in June 2021 and secured a £14M funding allocation from Ayrshire Growth Deal. The masterplan is currently being developed into detailed design stage to support the Full Business Case, which will allow the funds drawdown when approved.

We want to get the opinions of the people of North Ayrshire to help shape this plan and will be conducting a staged public engagement exercise over the next few months. This is phase 1, which focuses on the ‘Coastal Hub’ including mainly the play park facility, Pilot House and Beach Pavilion.

Further information can be viewed here.

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Display materials will be available to view at the Portal and also on the fencing opposite the Harbour Arts Centre, near the Carter and Horse statue, with feedback forms available at the HAC reception. We will also have few consultation events:

Harbour Arts Centre

  • Thursday 17 February 2022 | 10am – 4pm

Bridgegate (Irvine Youth Forum Legacy Centre)

  • Monday 21 February 2022 | 2pm – 6pm
  • Thursday 24 February 2022 | 9am – 2pm
  • Thursday 10 March 2022 | 10am – 5pm