THE revamping of Irvine town centre and the benefits of Enterprise Area status formed the main thrusts of Irvine Bay Regeneration’s annual public meeting.
More than 200 people turned out to hear of the progress of the schemes.
Chief Executive Patrick Wiggins spoke about the work being carried out to revitalise the town centre along with partners North Ayrshire Council in what has come to be known as the Irvine Town centre Initiative.
Mr Wiggins also spoke about the advantages of Enterprise Area status and the impact it would have on the economy of the area.
For the first time the meeting was held twice on the same day – to give the public and the business community the best opportunity of being brought up to speed on progress.
Several people took advantage of taking a more active role by participating in the walking tour to see progress on the modernisation of Trinity Church at first hand.
In addition Mr Wiggins updated the meetings on progress of other projects taking place in Kilwinning, Stevenston, Saltcoats and Ardrossan. The message he said “is very much that we are here for the long term, that the regeneration company continues to offer the flexibility to adapt to significant changes in economic and market conditions and to maximise the impact we have.
“Our journey continues as we continue to refine and adapt to market conditions and changing economic circumstances.”