Our commitment to the built environment extends to public art projects where we work with our tenants and the wider community.
You can see a large scale installation at the Citadel on Ayr’s harbourside. This had its roots in a project with the development’s first tenants focusing on memories and place.
Our major regeneration project in Lochside Ayr involved extensive community engagement with a dedicated community worker. This extended to photography and film projects and a sculpture installation developed with local school pupils.
When we bought a redundant pub to create The Local, we inherited a gable end mural. This had been commissioned a few years before by the pub’s owner.
It had been created by Amy Whiten and Alistair Wyllie of Recoat Design. We invited them back to both refresh the gable and to create new artwork along the length of our building. They worked with the local tenants’ association in the selection of the images that form the new collages on the front of the buildings.
The murals incorporate images associated with the both the locality and the wider Ayrshire landscape. If you look closely you will see the wreck of the puffer Kaffir, tram driver badges, coastal features, a sea salt works and much more!
You can read more about these projects here.
Photographs by Colin Tenant