New Ayr Leisure Centre consultation
Tell us what you think
Monday 22nd March - 5pm on Friday 14th May 2021
During the 2018 'Ayr Your Views' consultation, just under half of all respondents said they never use the Citadel Leisure Centre and the reasons for this varied. Some felt the facilities were tired, old fashioned and in poor condition. Others felt it was too remote, out of the way, not on bus routes and not pleasant to walk to. The majority of those surveyed felt the Citadel should be replaced with a more modern facility and if it were to move closer to the town centre then a third of respondents would use it more often than they do now.
Recognising the age and condition of the Citadel Leisure Centre, and the public views on the matter, the council is now keen to replace it with a new leisure facility closer to the town centre. Developers are planning to create a new cinema and food and beverage outlets at the Kyle Centre and there is an opportunity for the new leisure centre to link up with this development creating a strong leisure and entertainment hub in the centre of town that is easily accessible by car, public transport and on foot. These changes could not only help to improve the town centre but help us to #getfitforourfuture
Early proposals have been developed for a new facility and we now want to engage communities and local people of South Ayrshire in decisions about the design of the centre. This is your opportunity to let us know what you think of these early proposals and also what you'd like to see in your new leisure centre. The consultation will look at some ideas for each of the key spaces in the new leisure centre and ask for your opinion - we've also included sketches to help you to imagine what some of the areas could look like.
Considering existing Covid-19 restrictions, the consultation will take the form of a digital survey.
Alternatively, to request a printed copy, please write to:
Ayr Leisure Centre Consultation