The regeneration of our town centres is a key priority for East Ayrshire Council. We aim to create vibrant and thriving town centres, which offer a strong retail base, a range of services, an attractive physical environment and are accessible to all.
We have already carried out major regeneration projects in Kilmarnock, Cumnock, Catrine, Dalmellington, Dunlop and Galston. Work has now started on a Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme in Mauchline.
Placemaking plays a major part in determining the future of our towns and communities. Read more about Placemaking.
NERD is the National Energy Research and Demonstrator project - an exciting new plan to create a centre of academic excellence in engineering and technology to link renewable energies in a local grid for the Cumnock area. Read more about NERD
Ingram Enterprise Centre
Ingram Enterprise Centre combined extensive restoration of an important Ballochmyle Sandstone building in Kilmarnock's John Finnie Street, with the set up of an innovative Business Enterprise Centre, offering affordable, fully serviced offices and business support to fledgling and growing small enterprises. Read more about the Ingram Enterprise Centre here.
Conservation Area Regeneration Schemes
Conservation Area Regeneration Schemes, (CARS) funded jointly by ourselves and Historic Environment Scotland, enable us to offer grants of up to 90% of the cost of restoring external fabric such as slates, leadwork, windows and stonework on historic buildings in our town centres.