South Ayrshire Council to progress redevelopment of Belleisle House
South Ayrshire Council has taken ownership of the historic Belleisle House in Ayr.
The next steps for the former hotel, which was damaged by fire last year, will be to carry out a full structural survey to plan for its redevelopment.
The landmark project will join a new golf clubhouse, restored conservatory, new play park and a café which now takes pride of place in Belleisle Park.
Councillor Brian McGinley, resources and performance portfolio holder for South Ayrshire Council, said: “The investment promised under private ownership never materialised, so I am delighted that Belleisle House is back in council hands.
“We are committed to making the most of our green spaces and so far, £5.4 million has been spent transforming Belleisle Park for the benefit of locals and visitors.
“Buying back the former hotel is a significant milestone and once Belleisle House has been redeveloped, it will be the park’s crowning glory.”