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Planned Girvan leisure Centre receives £4m funding boost

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July 8 2014

Planned Girvan leisure Centre receives £4m funding boost
South Ayrshire Council has moved a step closer to delivering a new Girvan and South Carrick leisure and community facility after committing £4m to the project – after a revised business plan and design slashed the original £8m budget.

This sum represents 80 per cent of the total £5m capital required to make the new scheme a reality and gives a shot in the arm to South Carrick Community Leisure, a  community group seeking to raise the remaining £1m.

Andrew Sinclair, chair of the board of SCCL, said: "This is a really exciting time for the project and the pace of progress is increasing all the time. Over the last couple of months, we've approved a realistic and achievable design and business plan for the new facility, and we now have the full £4 million commitment from the Council.

"We've also heard this week that our bid to the Scottish Government for £250,000 from the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund has progressed to the second round. That's fantastic news for Girvan and South Carrick and shows just how far we've come. We've got an affordable facility, with the majority of capital monies confirmed by the Council, and a number of funding streams being actively pursued by SCCL for the remainder."

Facilities offered by the centre will include a 25m pool, play area, gym, studio and café from a waterfront location overlooking Ailsa Craig.
An indicative model of the Girvan Harbour project
An indicative model of the Girvan Harbour project

4 Comments

Dr Strangelove
#1 Posted by Dr Strangelove on 8 Jul 2014 at 15:06 PM
Looks like a hydrogen bomb has just detonated off the Ayrshire coast in that first image.
Brian
#2 Posted by Brian on 9 Jul 2014 at 09:34 AM
NOT Page \ Park design - that was earlier proposal on a different site
Bilbo
#3 Posted by Bilbo on 11 Jul 2014 at 02:02 AM
Its not a hydrogen bomb, its the budget being blown if they think they can build a leisure centre with a 25M Swimming Pool for £5M
Honest Man
#4 Posted by Honest Man on 15 Jul 2014 at 09:35 AM
You really should remove the link in the first paragraph as it links to an earlier story about the Page/Park design. Despite being nearly two years in development and two public consultations the Page/Park scheme was suddenly abandoned earlier this year. The new scheme bares no resemblance to the Page/Park scheme. I suspect Girvan residents will be swimming in the sea for some time yet given South Ayrshire Councils performance on this development to date.

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