Located on Harbour Street, the site of the listed former police station, the new medical centre for NHS Ayrshire and Arran replaces the previous facilities in South Beach Practice in South Crescent Road. The new 10,000 sq ft centre will provide a purpose built facility suitable for modern health care and will allow expansion and development of local health services in the years to come. The new facility will enable minor surgery and enhanced clinical services to be delivered locally as well as continuing to provide a range of community services such as dietetics, district nursing and a travel clinic.
Michael McBrearty, General Manager of hub South West Scotland Limited, said: "This project represents our second successful project handover with Irvine Bay Regeneration Company and demonstrates the delivery of our vision to build better local services with our participants across the South West region of Scotland."
Patrick Wiggins, Chief Executive of Irvine Bay Regeneration Company - who led the project - said: "The local community is delighted that we have completed such a needed and long-awaited development for the town that will primarily be of benefit to residents but will also be a valuable resource for tourists and visitors. Bringing this formerly derelict site back into use as doctors' surgery and healthcare centre is a great example of how buildings can be regenerated to provide vital services for the local area."
This project was delivered via hub South West Scotland Limited in partnership with Irvine Bay Regeneration Company. Hub South West is a partnership formed with 15 public sector organisations to manage and deliver infrastructure investments across the south west region of Scotland. Morrison Construction is a construction partner of hub South West.
Work on the health centre got underway on site in the autumn 2013 and has been delivered on time and to budget.
Allan Lyttle, Project Manager for Morrison Construction said: "We're tremendously proud to have played our part in delivering this new medical centre for the community of Ardrossan and I'm sure it will be well used by local people."
The building's design targets a BREEAM "Very Good" rating for its design/construction/environmental performance.