Finishing touches as Quay Zone leisure centre nears completion in Girvan
The ambitious project to deliver a bright, modern leisure and community centre for the people of Girvan and South Carrick is now nearing completion, thanks to South Ayrshire Council. With the exterior now largely complete, contractors are in the process of fitting-out the interior of this flagship project ahead of its official opening.
The Quay Zone – which will be operated by South Carrick Community Leisure (SCCL) – will transform leisure and community facilities across the area, with a 25 metre swimming pool, soft play area, superb fitness gym, flexible multi-purpose studio/community space, changing facilities and café.
The £5.4million facility is due to open to the public in March 2017.
Councillor Bill Grant, South Ayrshire Council’s Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, Tourism & Leisure said work was progressing well, “It’s fantastic to see the Quay Zone so near to completion, with the finishing touches helping to bring the project to life.
“The brilliant new facility is located in such a way that the beautiful vista and the backdrop of Ailsa Craig remains a positive feature for locals and visitors alike.
“I’m sure the community won’t be disappointed with the finished product, and I look forward to seeing this superb facility open its doors in March.”
Ken Johnstone, Chair of SCCL, said: “We’re almost at the end of one journey and the exciting start of another as we gear up to take on the operation of the Quay Zone at the end of the build project. The new centre is looking really impressive and I have no doubt it will prove to be a real hit with local people and visitors alike once we are up and running.
“We’ve already seen a terrific response to the exercise currently underway to recruit our first staff members and I hope to see an equally enthusiastic response when our membership and other ticket products go on sale.
“The people of Girvan and South Carrick can be really proud of what we are about to achieve, in partnership with the Council, and they now need to ensure it will be a success for many years to come.”