Big plans for historic part of Ayr

March 4, 2018 by  

A square with real historic significance in Ayr is set to undergo a major transformation, after the local council made the decision to go ahead with the project.

This project will see Burns Statue Square altered beyond recognition, as it will be given a total redesign. The contract for this is being made available for tender by council planning chiefs, with Ayr Renaissance – a company that handles regeneration projects – set to hire the consultants for this redesign.

A number of the buildings located within the square that are currently in a state of disrepair, including the Station Hotel, are liable to be knocked down as part of the project – with Burns House confirmed as one of these buildings.

The wholesale revamp could also see the Odeon Cinema pulled down, as there are plans for a brand new cinema elsewhere in the town. Speaking to a reporter from the Daily Record, Siobhan Brown, a local councillor, stated that:

“We are looking at the whole of the town from Burns Statue Square down to the bottom to look at ways it can work together. We have too much retail space. Burns Statue Square has gone out to tender.”

When big revamps of this kind take place, local councils often rely on places in the area that can supply brochure printing to show off any changes.