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The Great Harbour: Irvine Harbourside and Ardeer

The Great Harbour: Irvine Harbourside and Ardeer

This project comprises part of an expansive investment programme to secure The Great Harbour as a major regional destination.

Growth Deal components of the investment programme will commit £14 million to a phased programme of works which will lead the physical transformation of the wider location by implementation of the maritime mile project.

Additional Growth Deal funding will create capacity to support community participation in commercial opportunities at the maritime mile.

The development of The Great Harbour will create a unique coastal destination comprising a number of key assets to attract new visitors to the area and create jobs.

The initial investment will deliver the ‘Maritime Mile’ which will drive the Great Harbour transformation. The Maritime Mile will build on the unique qualities of place, creating a national waterfront destination focused on a series of dynamic event spaces. These will include heritage, arts, maritime and outdoor active leisure and activity hubs, providing an animated waterfront that connects from town centre to coast, to achieve a regional waterfront destination that will transform the tourism and the visitor potential of Ayrshire and the Clyde Coast. The Maritime Mile will unlock a series of secondary development opportunities which will contribute to the creation of a premium regional coastal destination that delivers Community Wealth Building opportunities.

This project will receive funding of £14 million, with £9 million from the Scottish Government and £5 million from North Ayrshire Council.

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