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Key stage reached in plan for Ayr leisure hub

15 Oct South Ayrshire Council is set to complete the purchase of the property it needs to create a leisure hub in Ayr town centre.

The former Hourstons store forms part of the plan
The former Hourstons store forms part of the plan

It is buying Arran Mall and the former Hourstons store on Alloway Street in order to transform the site into the new hub.

The scheme is part of the council’s ambition to regenerate Ayr High Street. Councillor Peter Henderson, leader of South Ayrshire Council, said: "This is an important step towards repositioning Ayr High Street as a prime cultural, heritage and leisure destination.

"A modern leisure facility will help attract people back into the town centre, support local businesses and ensure South Ayrshire is an even better place to live."

Consultation had found that bringing a leisure facility into the centre of Ayr would address concerns that the Citadel leisure centre is too remote and not easy to access, especially for younger people.

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