Renovated Offices will shortly become available 

at Moffat House Complex

Moffat House is an important and Historic building in the heart of Saltcoats town occupying a highly visible position.

With 11,237 sq ft of space (GIA) set in a 2/3rd of an acre plot we intend to provide a mixture of office and residential accommodation driven by local Three Towns demand.

The announcement of the improvement to the Ardrossan marina and the proximity to the mainline train station entrance just 50 meters from site, this space, once brought up to date will provide not only convenience along with plentiful parking it will also provide modern facilities in a beautiful Victorian building.

Moffat House began its life in the 1870s and subsequently became the office of the Royal Bank as evidenced by the continued presence of the strong room.

But it was in the 1960s that it really began to become known locally as the headquarters of the amazingly successful A T Mays Travel group, which grew to be the third largest travel agent in the UK with 300 branches, almost 2,500 staff of whom some 300 worked at the Moffat House complex.

Indeed it was such a success that in 1995 the Travel Industry inducted James Moffat into its newly created Hall of Fame, (although many said his wife Margie should have received the honour as she was the power behind the throne).

James Moffat with his wife Margie between them built an amazingly successful business which in 1992-3 had the honour of being included in the publication Major Companies of Europe and it is this kind of tradition that we would like to rekindle in this building for the benefit of the town.

In the mid 1990s the Moffats were persuaded to sell their shares to Carlson of America who, according to local legend, agreed to keep the headquarters at Moffat House but sadly that did not happen for long and since the Moffat House has had a somewhat chequered career.

Acquired by Kilmarnock College in 2010 as part of their growth plans it soon became abandoned as plans for an entirely new campus came about and as we speak the property has been unused for the last three years.

To their credit the College continued to honour their responsibilities during the rest of their stewardship until we took over in July 2017.

At the beginning of September 2017 using local, wherever possible, trades and professionals we began the phased renovation of the property internally, will soon be able to begin restoring the exterior stonework and will shortly be able invite interested parties to view and select their space.

Given its history our ideal would be to have enough interested parties to be able to provide the “Moffat House Business Centre” and perhaps even include an incubator for local start-ups. Businesses wishing to relocate to a more modern facility with plentiful parking from within the locality will be given priority but remember Glasgow Central is only forty minutes away so businesses from there may want to compete for the space.

So if you’re a local business and you want to view then just call us or our agent and we can arrange a viewing for you.

In fact if you’re local and you just want to have a look around then give us a call. Hard hats may be required. ​