SOUTH Ayrshire Council will not be purchasing land at Ayr’s Riverside after the public objected to ‘hideous’ council offices.

Plans to redevelop the are were thrown out two weeks ago and it is now the responsibility of Ayr Renaissance to develop the land. The issue was discussed at a Leadership Panel last week. 

A spokesperson for Special Property Projects said: “Council offices were a key part of the Riverside Development. In light of the recent decision we are looking at other options. We will then return to the Leadership Panel after the summer recess.”

Councillor Peter Henderson said: “Again I welcome this report. It demonstrates us taking more time to review our options which I support.”
Leader of the council and chairman Douglas Campbell said: “I suppose it is clear we are not going back to redesign that building. 

“There are other options available and office office accommodation space in the town. How do we maintain progress of getting staff out of Burns House and into the John Pollock Centre and regenerate the town?”

Donald Gillies as Director – Place said: “We are looking a various places where we can relocate staff. We will come back on what we can do.”