THE Ayrshire Hospice has announced its partner for an ambitious multi-million pound redevelopment project.

McLaughlin & Harvey will be the principal supply chain partner (PSCP) for the organisation’s

capital build plan which will see

the traditional home of the hospice at Racecourse Road in Ayr be

redeveloped over the next two years.

It’s hoped the facility will be ready to reopen in the summer of 2024.

John McClintock, healthcare operations director with McLaughlin & Harvey, said: “We are delighted to have been appointed as main contractor for this meaningful project for Ayrshire Hospice.

“We look forward to collaborating with Ayrshire Hospice and starting work on-site next year.”

The Belfast-based firm’s Ayrshire pedigree includes Irvine’s new leisure centre, The Portal, the design and construction of a new 90,000 square feet three-bay aircraft hangar at Prestwick Airport, and the installation of an ETFE (Ethylene tetrafluoroethylene) roof at the Ayr Central shopping centre.

Tracy Flynn, chief executive of the Ayrshire Hospice, said: “We are delighted to partner with McLaughlin & Harvey and excited about our plans and vision for the Ayrshire Hospice as a centre of excellence for palliative and end of life care.”

She added: “I would also reiterate how grateful the Hospice is for the community’s response. It is a privilege to have support from the people of Ayrshire and Arran as we undertake this milestone project for the Ayrshire Hospice.”