The Circuit, Irvine – Community Sport Facility
This new community sports hub, The Circuit, was procured via Hub South West for North Ayrshire Council.
The scheme includes a full-size 3G outdoor pitch for football, a 9 a-side 3G indoor pitch to allow all-weather training, a 750m cycle track, and changing facilities. The scheme also includes car parking.
The development delivers significant regeneration benefits for Irvine through the provision of all-weather sports and leisure facilities, and is a massive asset to both the local community and the wider North Ayrshire area.
The facility, operated by KA Leisure, received backing from Scottish football’s governing body, the Scottish Football Association (SFA).
Consultation took place with SportScotland and with the local community.
The facility was funded by a contribution from the Council, and with almost half of the funding coming from other sources including the Scottish Government Vacant and Derelict Land Fund, European Regional Development Fund and the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme.
The name the Circuit came from consultation with schools, community groups and staff and reflects the site’s former use as a dog track and new use as a sporting venue.
The new facility was officially opened by Scottish Women’s National Football Team player, and World Cup star, Erin Cuthbert.