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East Ayrshire leaders and councillors hear the HALO vision

28th November 2019

Marie Macklin CBE met with elected members of East Ayrshire Council this week to talk about the HALO’s 10-year journey, from its early vision to breaking ground on site in October.

Meeting with council Leader Councillor Douglas Reid, Depute Leader Councillor Elena Whitham, and Councillors Tom Cook, John McGhee and Neil McGhee, Marie gave a presentation on the HALO and its plans for a dynamic commercial, educational, cultural, leisure and lifestyle quarter in Kilmarnock where people can ‘Live, Work, Learn and Play’. 

Marie explained how the HALO will collaborate with our partner Scottish Power to create an Enterprise and Innovation Hub – an industry leading cyber and digital training and learning facility, establishing the HALO at the forefront of the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”. 

The elected members were particularly impressed to hear that the HALO will be the first town centre net zero carbon energy project in Scotland, a “Community Urban Village” setting the standard for low carbon energy sites across the UK.


Marie Macklin CBE, Founder and Executive Chair of the HALO Urban Regeneration Company, said: “It is always a pleasure to meet with the elected members of East Ayrshire Council and it was a great opportunity talk to them about the significant progress the HALO has made in recent weeks.

“I’d like to thank everyone at East Ayrshire Council for the fantastic support they have shown the HALO over the last ten years.

“By having such strong support from organisations like East Ayrshire Council the HALO will deliver sustainable, long-term economic and social benefits for not just Kilmarnock and Ayrshire but also wider Scottish communities.”