Heron Bros wins contract to build £8.2m athletics facility in Scotland

WCN Editorial Team 5 Jul 2021 EUROPE BUILDINGS

South Ayrshire Council has appointed construction company Heron Bros to construct the new £8.2m athletics facility at Craigie in Ayr, Scotland.

Located on the former college site beside Ayr Academy, the new facility will feature 60m indoor running track, an eight lane, 400m running track and a field events area.

It will also include a 3G all-weather pitch, onsite parking as well as fully accessible changing areas.
The athletics facility will have good access to the local roads network.

The construction company planned to commence construction of the new facility this month and is expected to take around a year for completion.

South Ayrshire Council leader and Project Steering Group chair Peter Henderson said: “I am delighted that work on this fantastic athletics facility is set to begin soon.

“It will become not only a focal point for sporting achievement in South Ayrshire, it will also encourage the wider public to get active, providing them with further opportunity locally to grow well, live well and age well.

“This project demonstrates partnership working at its best. With the support and input of Ayr Seaforth Athletics Club, Ayr Rugby Club, Ayr United Football Academy, University of the West of Scotland and Ayrshire College, we know that we will have the best athletics facility possible.”

In April this year, Riverside Group’s Irvine Housing Association and The Wee House Company’s Connect Modular have announced plans for a £9.8m modular housing development project in South Ayrshire.

The first phase of the 250-strong property development will deliver 63 new affordable homes, which will be made available to customers of Irvine Housing Association before the end of 2021.

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The new facility will feature 60m indoor running track and an eight lane, 400m running track. Credit: South Ayrshire Council.

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