New Kilmarnock Business Hub

January 8, 2018 by  

An ambitious £4.8 million town centre business hub will open in Kilmarnock at the end of January.

Work at the Ingram Enterprise Centre, at the corner of John Finnie Street and Dunlop Street, is close to completion after two years of work.

Formerly the infamous Blue Triangle site, the building was a source of repeated complaints for years – however, having been completely renovated by East Ayrshire Council it is now hoped the hub can be an innovative centre to encourage enterprise.

A spokeswoman for the council said this week: “It is anticipated that the project will be completed by the end of January.

“In the New Year, there will be a launch of a brochure which will promote the new centre and there will be a visit by the first tenant.”

Built in 1895, the grade B listed Ballochmyle sandstone building is named after its architect Robert Ingram.

Services there will include secure superfast broadband, a staffed reception during normal office hours, 24hour access, video and telephone conferencing facilities, meeting rooms and breakout space to provide maximum flexibility.

The overhaul was made possible thanks to funding from the Scottish Government, the Heritage Lottery Fund and the council’s Town Centre Regeneration Fund.

It is expected the Ingram Enterprise Centre will provide a base for graduates from the Entrepreneurial Spark West Coast Hatchery at Dundonald, new businesses created from the start-up grants administered by Youth Business Scotland, and young entrepreneurs developing from the council’s School Business Enterprise Project.

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