Since the fire which destroyed the station’s platform one building in July 2021, Network Rail has been working alongside partners, stakeholders and the community to develop the design which will shortly be submitted to the South Ayrshire Council for planning approval.
The design being taken forward was informed by feedback from the community following the presentation of three options at a drop-in back in August 2022. The clear favourite of local people uses the existing footprint and same aesthetic as the existing building including traditional timber façade and slate grey roof. Redundant features such as the chimneys have been removed in this design, though most other features are retained.
The internal layout sees upgraded ticket/staff facilities, a retail space, a storage area for local community groups, two fully accessible toilets and a space to install a Changing Places toilet - what will be the first in Scotland out-with a large city station.
The new station will be a modern, fit-for-purpose space for customers and staff with step free access provided to all areas of the building to enhance the passenger experience. It will also boast new double-glazed windows in traditional wooden frames while the new platform canopies will be formed by a polycarbonate roof-lighting system in a traditional style .
The project team is working towards completing the construction of the station building in time for The Open golf in Troon in July 2024.
Jo Noble, Network Rail’s sponsor for the redevelopment project, said: “Once again we have had a great response from Troon’s residents on the redevelopment of the station building.
“Attendance at the event to have a first look of the completed designs was really positive and we appreciate the time people took out of their day to come and speak with us about the project.
“We are confident we have made the right choices on the final design that is being put forward to planning, however, we couldn’t have got there without the community’s significant input and ongoing support from local partners and agencies.”