Girvan Leisure Centre goes in for planning
July 30 2015gone in for planning at South Ayrshire Council, an important step on the road to delivering the first new leisure facility in the local authority area in nearly two decades.
Budgeted at £5m the Girvan Leisure Centre will incorporate a 25m pool, play area, gym, community space and café offering views across to Ailsa Craig.
Clad in stained black timber and glazing the structure extends in a ‘hood’ over entrances to the east and west elevations which are indented slightly.
A solid angled wall to the eastern faced protects changing rooms with the upper floor incorporating a large window for the benefit of gym users whilst the western façade takes the form of a solid expanse of curtain walling to maximise views.
In their design statement the architects observed: “The building is fundamentally a simple rectangular box, with indentations at the eastern and western ends which signify the buildings entrances.
“The vertical timber cladding will also help to soften the fairly harsh context of the building until such time as the masterplan of the harbour area has been developed.”
A decision on the application is expected by the end of September, if successful this could see the centre open its doors by March 2017.
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