A GLOBAL fast food chain has revealed plans to build a new purpose-built restaurant in Ayrshire.

McDonald's say they plan to relocate from their current drive-through facility, in an existing unit at the Hawkhill Retail Park in Stevenston, to a new building in the southern section of the adjacent car park.

The work is being carried out in partnership with Waypoint Asset Management - and local residents will have a chance to look over the plans next week.  

The development comprises a modern free-standing single-storey McDonald’s restaurant with drive-through lane, car parking, and other associated works, including customer order displays.

The National: McDonald's current Stevenston premises

In addition to the 126 staff currently employed in the store, the £4m development will create an additional 20 full time and part roles, together with new jobs throughout the construction phase.

Members of the public will be able to learn more information about the proposals at the public consultation next Tuesday, March 12 between 2-6pm at St John’s Church, in Hayocks Road, Stevenston.

The opportunity for members of the public to provide feedback will remain open until  Sunday, March 31.