Official plans have been lodged for a new community café, pop-up shop, flexible craft rooms, craft store and office space in New Cumnock.

The plans are part of the overhaul of the former Trotters building on the Castle.

Various funding avenues will allow the New Cumnock Development Trust (NCDT) to transform the derelict building.

New training and apprenticeships opportunities are also set to be available at the new building.

Cumnock Chronicle: Plans for the building.Plans for the building. (Image: East Ayrshire Council)

Plans submitted to the council will see three new parking spaces installed.

Plans have split the building into two sections, with a public space including the pop-up shop, café and work spaces.

A workshop will be included in the adjacent building, according to plans.

It's thought that the whole process could take until the middle of 2025 to be completed.

Cumnock Chronicle:

A design statement attached to the plans says: "The ground floor is proposed to be the main public aspect of the building, forming a connection with the street and the passing public.

"Key public spaces such as the shop and the cafe in the older building create a welcoming, attractive street appeal.

"The co-working space is designed to offer work spaces for rent.

"The first floor location offers separation from the main public spaces at ground floor, creating a quieter, more work conducive space.

"A new roof is required as part of the works, with the roof space to be highly insulated with mineral wool to reduce the u-value."

Cumnock Chronicle:

It adds: "The vision for the main building aims to retain the character and heritage of the Trotters Building in the village.

"The red sandstone, slate roof and cast iron are proposed to be restored.

"The approach to the extension aims to recognise the building is of a different age and therefore can be perceived as a modern addition supporting the historical Trotters building."

A determination deadline has been set for Tuesday, October 3, 2023.

You can view the full plans on the East Ayrshire Council website by searching for application 23/0385/PP.