This story started when in 2009 the existing swimming pool had reached its end of life and there were no plans to replace it. The South Carrick Community gathered together to make their voice heard about the need for this type of facility in the area and in December 2010, South Ayrshire Council committed 4 million pounds towards a new 8 million pound multi-faceted centre to include a swimming pool and gathering space that could have multiple uses.

South Carrick Community Leisure (SCCL) was formed in 2011 to represent the community and to raise a matching 4 million pounds.

In early 2012 the SCCL Constitution was completed and by May in the same year OSCR registration was achieved. A design competition was held which was won by architects Page and Park, the design went through a number of iterations and a stage C design was presented to the public in November 2012. In January 2013 a feasibility study was completed and in February 2013 the Business Plan was completed.

In May 2013 an Executive committee was formed made up of the Leader of the council, senior council officers and representatives of SCCL to manage the project.

Work commenced 25th January 2016.

The building is owned by South Ayrshire Council and leased to SCCL who took possession of the keys on 12th April 2017.

The Quay Zone opened its doors to the public on the 27th April 2017.

As a charitable organisation SCCL/TheQuayZone need the on-going support of the South Carrick Community, Supporters & Visitors to the area. As well as making good use of the Centre there are also other ways in which you can support us.

Please click "Support Us" on the Home Page to see if you can help. Thank You.

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