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Council Makes Decision Regarding Future of Last Riverside Place Tower Block in Ayr

In a decisive move at today's South Ayrshire Council meeting, officials have opted to raze the last tower block standing at Riverside Place in Ayr. Instead, they plan to erect fresh housing on the cleared grounds.


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This bold step follows the earlier demolition of two other tower blocks on the same site. Presently, the focus is on constructing 75 modern homes, featuring one and two-bedroom layouts.


With today's verdict, the final tower block's demolition is imminent, marking the next phase of progress. An additional 25 low-rise flatted properties are set to take its place.


However, the timeline hinges on ongoing talks with a telecommunications firm leasing space on the tower's roof until October 2025. These negotiations will dictate the pace of action in reshaping Riverside Place's skyline.


South Ayrshire Council's Portfolio Holder for Buildings, Housing and Environment, Councillor Martin Kilbride, said: "With work already well underway at Riverside Place following the demolition of two of the three tower blocks, it's good to finally have a decision over the future of the final block.  This decision will allow for even more new homes to be built on the site, adding to our housing portfolio for Council tenants. We'll keep local residents and the wider public informed of progress on the works."

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