Plans for a re-design of two of Irvine’s busiest streets will be unveiled next week.

Bank Street and High Street are set to undergo a re-development and residents, businesses, taxi drivers and visitors are all invited along to view the plans.

The plans will focus improving the roads and pavements and council chiefs say the works aim to respect the historic town centre environment while also providing attractive public realm areas.

This will complement the recent transformation of Bridgegate, Townhouse and Portal by creating a more attractive and accessible town centre.

Planning bosses say the flow of traffic will be maintained while the improvements are being made with the aim of enhance the pedestrian experience, including better pavements, improved crossing points and incorporating design aspects which reflect the town’s rich heritage.

Construction on the project is expected to commence in early 2018 and take around 18 months to complete.

A drop-in session will take place on Thursday, September 14, 1pm-7pm, at 19 Bank Street in Irvine which follows earlier consultation carried out in March this year when the plans were drawn up.

Councillor Alex Gallagher, Cabinet Member for Economy, said: “These £3.4 million works will help to improve the overall attractiveness and accessibility of the busy town centre while ensuring the important history of the area is respected.

“With the recent investments and ongoing works being undertaken in Irvine, it’s clear that the town is at an exciting time in its economic evolution.”

Copies of the design plans will be available on the council’s website, under the consultations section, in the next few days:

Anyone looking for further information should contact Jim Cumming, Town Centre Regeneration Officer, at