Final design for Troon station revealed after devastating fire

Historic station building was wrecked by blaze on the hottest day of 2021.

The final design for Troon railway station has been revealed – 18 months after the historic building was wrecked by a fire.

The blaze, which broke out on the hottest day of the year in July 2021, reduced part of it to ashes, and caused a partial collapse.

There was extensive damage to the overhead cables, and local businesses were also gutted.

The station building, which was designed by Scots architect James Miller, opened in 1892.

Three redevelopment options were presented to locals at a community event in August, before being posted online for feedback.

Network Rail said the “clear favourite” was to preserve many of the original features, such as the timber façade and grey slate roof, but with some modern adaptations, such as double-glazed windows and new canopies over the platforms.

Developers are aiming to have the work completed in time for the 152nd Open Championship golf, which is being held at Royal Troon Golf Club between July 14 and 21, 2024.

It is estimated the cost of the redevelopment could exceed £10m.

Jo Noble, Network Rail’s sponsor for the redevelopment project, said: “Once again we have had a great response from Troon’s residents on the redevelopment of the station building.

“Attendance at the event to have a first look of the completed designs was really positive and we appreciate the time people took out of their day to come and speak with us about the project.  

“We are confident we have made the right choices on the final design that is being put forward to planning.

“However, we couldn’t have got there without the community’s significant input and ongoing support from local partners and agencies.”

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