About the project
Client: Cunninghame Housing Association / North Ayrshire Council
Form of contract: Feasibility Study
Project value: £5m
MAST was approached by Cunninghame Housing Association and North Ayrshire Council to investigate a collection of varied proposals for a mixed use development on a site at Quarry Road, Irvine.
The proposed development outlined a single facility that embodied a variety of uses spanning both office and leisure means. In addition to a new indoor 11-a-side artificial pitch, the existing facilities were to be repurposed and transformed into multiple 11-a-side grass pitches. This vision was developed in collaboration with Sports Scotland and featured a period of research on best layout and space planning practice, as well as site visits to similar facilities. The facility was also designed to house bespoke open plan office spaces for KA Leisure, served by a common reception area that linked the individual ‘blocks’ and connected each to one another.
Due to the varying nature of uses, MAST embarked on detailed consultations with multiple user groups to get to grips with their needs and wants for these spaces. From detailed floor plans and site layouts to 3D studies exploring materials and massing, we aimed to uncover opportunities that could bring North Ayrshire Council’s aspirations for a thriving and connected Irvine to life.