Seaside town gets new leisure facility


By Natalie Miller

Girvan is to open a new £8 million leisure facility next year – and today we can reveal more details of the progress.

So far, it is going to have a soft play, gymnasium and of course the swimming pool which is the main purpose to building this facility.

Project Manager, Peter Linton added: “I think it will be tremendously positive for the town and what the Quay Zone is going to do is provide the town and South Carrick and generally all the villages that surround us with a suite of facilities that will be brand new, really good and will help the town in both terms of the people that live here but also the visitors that come.

The Local community of Girvan has been without a Swimming Pool since 2009 when it was closed and knocked down due to it no longer been suitable for the public.

The emphasis is on is trying to provide a facility that is directed to the very much health and well-being of the town.”

Morrison construction have been making great progress with the build, Site Manager, Ross Kyblka said,

“We’re contracted to build Carrick leisure centre, it’s programmed to finish March 24th 2017 and it’s currently on programme. We have had a few teething issues with different types of pieces like tiling to roof construction.

“The building is fully wind and watertight. We have started putting internal finishes in and the mechanical installation is underway. The pool structure is complete and we’re going to start tiling shortly.”

The new leisure facility is set to bring more people to the seaside town and bring jobs for people as the town has lost many businesses over the years. Young people will be set up with jobs and experience with this new building opening and it will hopefully bring income for the local community.

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