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Ayr tickled pink by Georgian building makeover

March 30 2012

Ayr tickled pink by Georgian building makeover
ARPL Architects are celebrating after South Ayrshire Council gave the green light to their proposal for the transformation of Ayr’s “pink buildings”, a prominent structure which acts as a gateway to the town centre.

First phase works valued at £2.5m are being bankrolled by the Ayr Townscape Heritage Initiative which intends to sensitively conserve and repair the historic buildings including the removal of an existing paint finish, stone repairs, re-roofing and window repairs.

It will also entail the introduction of a new painted metal balustrade and balconies, cast iron downpipes and gutters, a new shop entrance and painted metal gates.

ARPL Architects Ltd director Gordon Fleming added: “The famous pink buildings contain some fine Georgian interiors which now urgently need specialist repair and conservation works carried out.

“Externally also many of the original architectural features have been lost during many years of neglect.

“Happily, funding has now been made available for the implementation of a comprehensive conservation scheme covering the two buildings, including replacing the balconies, upgrading the shop on the ground floor, and restoring the famous frontage to its original state.

“All of us at ARPL Architects Ltd are proud to be working on this project, which utilises this firm’s recognised expertise in the conservation of historically important and sensitive old buildings.”
ARPL hope Ayr will be tickled pink by their refresh
ARPL hope Ayr will be tickled pink by their refresh
The dilapidated buildings paint a poor first impression
The dilapidated buildings paint a poor first impression


#1 Posted by clydeSide on 30 Mar 2012 at 22:36 PM
thats be photoShop'd by UrbanRealm..
#2 Posted by haha on 3 Apr 2012 at 09:02 AM
Good Luck to all at ARPL. Look forward to visiting the completed refurb.
Michael D
#3 Posted by Michael D on 3 Apr 2012 at 13:37 PM
I am really pleased that this project is going ahead. The sorry state of the buildings has been to the detriment of Ayr town centre for many years. I'm sure ARPL will do a grand job!

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