COUNCIL bosses have revealed the latest update on a building in Cumnock that caused 16 months of misery for local drivers.

A collapsed wall at the former pub building at 16 Glaisnock Street saw officials put in place a full road closure between Glaisnock Street and Townhead Street in October 2021.

A one-way system was then put in place before the road fully re-opened in May 2023.

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During an East Ayrshire Council (EAC) cabinet in August 2022, it was decided that £107,000 would be ploughed into the building to return it to a safe state, and that it would then be put up for sale.

Now, according to a Property Management Plan Progress Report, published this week on the EAC website, that date may not be too far away.

Cumnock Chronicle: The road re-opened fully last year.The road re-opened fully last year. (Image: NQ Archive)

The report states: "[The] building was acquired as part of a programme to make the building safe following a fire at an adjoining property.

"Cabinet on August 22, 2022 noted that marketing of the subjects for sale on the open market, and the sale or rental of same to the highest bidder, following conclusion of works, and that on such terms and conditions as are recommended by the council’s solicitor."

The update states that work on the building is expected to be complete by this summer, with the property then being marketed for sale.

The report is set to be discussed by members of EAC's cabinet on Wednesday, March 13.