Austin-Smith:Lord were appointed by HUB South West Scotland (HUB SW) in partnership with South Ayrshire Council (SAC) to lead the design proposals and subsequent development of the site at Ayr Riverside.
The site occupies 4,135.00 m2 of brown field, located in the heart of the town centre within the designated Ayr Central Conservation Area.
The newly developed area has created a new major public space between the High Street and Ayr River. This new urban realm responds to the importance of the historical context of the site whilst providing hard and soft landscape, new street furniture, places to dwell, lighting, and access to the river’s edge.
A key aspect of the development is the provision of space and infrastructure to support a programme of events and activities throughout the year such as regular pop-up markets or gatherings.
A new community pavilion has also been introduced with meeting and events space, public toilets and storage space.
LOCATION: AYR TOWN CENTRE
CLIENT: HUB SW / SOUTH AYRSHIRE COUNCIL
SERVICE: LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, ARCHITECTURE
SECTOR: URBAN REGENERATION
CONTRACTOR: LINEAR DESIGN & CONSTRUCT
STRUCTURES: HARLEY HADDOW
SERVICES: HARLEY HADDOW
COST CONSULTANT: RLF