New designs showcasing how Ayr’s riverfront will look following the proposed demolition of high-rise flats have been revealed.
South Ayrshire Council intends to replace the three tower blocks at Riverside Place with two five-storey buildings.
The development will be made up of 90 one and two-bedroom council flats available for older people.
A planning application is due to be submitted at a later date, however the images have been released as part of a consultation.
The council said it wants to “create a modern housing development that is a nice place for people to live” and “homes that work well for the people who live in them”.
It also said it aims to “improve an already thriving community”.
The original tower blocks were built in 1969, each containing 78 one-bedroom flats.
There has been opposition over the demolition of the flats from some tenants themselves. Fort Seafield and Wallacetown Community Council are also against the bid.
LMA Architects have come up with the designs for the new homes.
A consultation document said: “The proposed massing looks to offer a more consistent scale, frontage and roofscape in line with the established pattern and character of the riverfront and Ayr.”
People are invited to give their feedback by August 28.
By Local Democracy Reporter Sarah Hilley
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