Maybole

Principal Projects

Active Travel / Public Realm High Street Scheme

A joint £1.65m South Ayrshire Council / Sustrans/ NHLF funded project which will improve walking and cycling around Maybole’s historic centre and the new school campus when it is completed. Development work on this project is already underway. The project will transform the central area of the High Street, widening pavements, provision for cycling improving a number of key walking and cycling routes into the town centre. The plan sees the High Street become an attractive place for the local community to enjoy, where visitors can admire the many historic buildings and help existing and new local businesses thrive. We are working with Transport Scotland and Ayrshire Roads Alliance to start the works as soon as we can following the opening of the A77 bypass. The works will have a duration of around 12 months and we hope to start in spring 2022.

Funders: Active Travel and Public Realm High Street scheme are generously funded by Sustrans, South Ayrshire Council, and NHLF (High Street Scheme only)

Priority Building Improvements

This project, jointly invested by owners, our funders and the Regeneration project will invest up to £3m into five key historic buildings in Maybole over the next three years. Funding from the project has already helped contribute to renovating and preserving Goudies (the former Speakers). Subject to appropriate plans being developed and consents achieved, jointly funding by owners and the project will also be used to support renovation of the Town Hall, the Castle, the Charity Shop and Camerons. This will preserve these important buildings and facilities for current and future generations, making the town centre an even more attractive destination for local and visitors alike.  It is hoped work on Town Hall and Charity shop will start in summer 2021 with works on each lasting 6-7 months. The Castle works are likely to start in early 2022 and last approximately 12 months.

Funders: Priority building Improvements are generously funded by owners, NHLF, HES, SAC (Town Hall Only), Scottish Government, Scottish Land Fund (Charity Shop Only)

 

Shop Front Improvements and Small Grants Scheme

This three strand scheme seeks to significantly improve the appearance of the town centre. Unfortunately a  further recent survey has indicated buildings in the central part of the town are in a poorer state than original envisaged. The Homeowner Grants scheme is currently closed as of 02 March 2021. When the Grants scheme is open grants can be applied for in each of these schemes. It is an application process and with a limited budget not all applications will be improved. The three programs have an initial focus on the central part of the town centre in 2021/22 to focus and maximise the visual improvement in the central area. (Approximately Town Hall to Coop). This will be reconsidered at the end of 2021.

Shop front Improvements (£365k) and Shops back into use (£135k) aims to bring significant improvements in the street level visual landscape. The funding, with part contribution from owners will be able to be  improve street level scheme help preserve historic buildings improve shopfronts and make the High Street a more attractive place to visit, supporting new and existing businesses. Small Grant Scheme to owner, (currently closed to new applications as of 02 Mar 2022), £863 k aims to support homeowners conserve and preserve their buildings. The focus in 2021/22 is the central area of the town to maximise the positive visual impact of the investment. It is hoped to reopen the scheme in Dec 2021.

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Funders: The Shop Front Improvements, Shops back into use and Small Grants to homeowner’s schemes are funded by owners, NHLF, HES, SAC.

 

Activity Programme

The three year activity programme (£221k) looks to maximise the benefit of the regeneration of Maybole’s Town Centre for local people. The programme includes opportunities to learn traditional building skills, encouraging young people into the construction industry as well as encouraging local businesses to work with the project and develop a number of apprenticeships. It will include a project to document the regeneration of the Town Centre. There will also be talks, workshops and volunteering opportunities. This project will begin in earnest in 2021

Funders: The Activity program is generously funded by HES and SAC