Future of Ayr tower block trio up for discussion
March 20 2019
South Ayrshire Council has opened a consultation into the fate of three tower blocks at Riverside Place, Ayr with all options on the table ranging from a full refurbishment to a complete rebuild.
Over 200 tenants have been presented with three future options ranging from a temporary decant while upgrades are carried out to a permanent move to new accommodation to allow demolition. A third option would see tenants temporarily rehoused with some being invited to return to a reduced amount of new build accommodation on the same site.
Councillor Philip Saxton commented: “We are committed to ensuring that our tenants are fully involved in the discussions about the future of their flats, which is why we’re taking such a detailed approach to this consultation.
“It’s vital that tenants understand all the facts so they can form their own views about the option that is best for them.”
Councilors will decide on the best course of action in June with North Ayrshire is currently progressing its own tower block renewal programme.