Ayr shopping centre to be redeveloped

April 14, 2015 by  

The economy of Ayr looks set to receive a massive boost, with the news that the plan for a comprehensive redevelopment of the Kyle Centre has been given the green light.

This project will see the centre transformed, with the building of a multiplex cinema boasting seven screens, plus the addition of numerous shops and eateries.

Already, developers have approached the likes of Pizza Express, Nandos, TGI Fridays, China Buffet King and Starbucks to set up in the revamped centre, with the ground floor earmarked for shopping and eating outlets and the upper floor for the cinema.

Overall, the redevelopment is expected to cost around £10 million, but it is likely to prove an economic boon to the town, with other high street businesses – such as brochure printers in Ayr – sure to be needed by the shops and restaurants when they open.

PJ Leggate, an Edinburgh firm, is behind the development. Its managing director, Graham Hamilton, told the Daily Record:

“All our research shows there is a huge appetite for this development in Ayr. Most of those we have spoken to have been really supportive and this will play a key part in the regeneration.”

The few remaining shops in the existing centre are set to be closed down once the construction work begins later in the year, and the scheduled opening date for the new facility is Spring 2017.