Heron Bros wins Ayr athletics facility deal
Heron Bros is to start work on a £8.2 million athletics facility in Ayr this month after being appointed as contractor by South Ayrshire Council.
The new athletics hub at Craigie will feature an eight lane, 400m running track; 60m indoor running track; and a field events area with purpose built, all-seated grandstand allowing the area to host more top-class national sporting events. The facility will also boast a 3G all-weather pitch, along with fully accessible changing areas.
To be located on the former college site next to Ayr Academy, the facility will have good access to the local roads network and onsite parking will also be available.
Councillor Peter Henderson, leader of South Ayrshire Council and chair of the Project Steering Group, 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.”
Holmes Miller and its design team, which includes PSD and Blyth & Blyth, have been working on the design for the project.
The facility is expected to take around a year to complete.