Historic Ayr ex-cinema building brought to market

A historic former cinema and bingo hall in Ayr is being marketed as a development opportunity.

Shepherd Chartered Surveyors is bringing to market the Art Deco B-listed property, which dates to the 1930s. The layout is described as typical for a building of its time with the main auditorium taking up most of the floor space running to the full height with much of the original character retained.

The 31,000 sq ft property is located on the south side of Boswell Park between its junctions with Sandgate and Douglas Street. Accommodation comprises foyer and vestibule, main auditorium, bar servery, cellarage/stores, kitchen/prep area, staff office, W.C. facilities on the ground floor and, on the upper floor, circle, upper circle, viewing boxes, offices, staff rooms and projection room.

Shepherd partner Kevin Bell said, “The property has Class 11 consent but is suited to a variety of uses subject to planning. Interested parties should make their own enquires with South Ayrshire Council. Our clients will consider offers subject to planning although clean offers are preferred. Interested parties are advised to formally note interest as a closing date may be set.”

Offers over £400,000 or rent offers over £60,000 per annum are invited.