A BID to transform the Ardrossan promenade toilets and add beach front huts has now been submitted, including plans to turn the block into a new café.

An application for landscape restoration to the beach front, submitted by MAST Architects on behalf of Ardrossan Community Development Trust, was validated last week with plans including renovating and extending the toilet block to form a new cafe with outdoor seating.

Plans state: “The proposed layout seeks to open up to the south facing seafront and newly renovated promenade with large glazed areas and bifold doors.

The external raised seating area is covered to provide additional shelter and expands the cafe area outdoors, creating a holistic indoor/outdoor space.

Internally, the existing block has been redeveloped into a small cafe with kitchen prep area and cafe seating.

To the rear of the existing block there is also two unisex toilets and a fully compliant Changing Places Toilet that is accessed externally with ramped accessible access from the promenade level.

“The intention is for the toilets to be accessible to the public, even when the cafe is not opened.

“The extension to the north of the block consists of a large store to hold rental equipment and an associated kiosk for rental hires.

Plans were previously revealed in July.

Trust chairman Scott Mould said: “Part of our plans for the South Beach Promenade is to create a hub with a coffee shop, toilets, storage for the 100 deckchairs and our wheelies to allow disabled visitors access to the beach.

“Visitors will be able to enjoy a cuppa, hire a wheelie, buy a bucket and spade and this hub will also incorporate the public toilets and be a hub where the community can enjoy all year round.”