A prominent Ayrshire business has announced plans to open a new flagship store in Irvine. 

123 ABC Pram and Nursery Centre, which currently has stores in Ayr, Kilmarnock and Cumnock, will move into the former Designer Rooms premises from next month. 

The Designer Rooms will close for the final time on Sunday, March 24, as it sets up a new superstore in Kilmarnock's Fowlds Street.

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The premises at 7-9 Irvine Road will then be transformed as the Ayrshire Baby Centre, an offshoot of 123 ABC. 

A spokesperson said: "We are so pleased to announce the new opening of our flagship store in Irvine

"There has been so much work going into this over the past few months and we can’t wait to welcome you all in!

"We will be opening the doors mid-April to our new store Ayrshire Baby Centre located at 7-9 Ayr Road, Irvine.

"Work is well underway and we will keep you all updated with the working progress and we can’t wait to show you everything we have in store for all your little ones needs."

The Designer Rooms announced earlier this year that it was closing and merging its Irvine and Kilmarnock stores, and moving to a bigger premises in the East Ayrshire town. 

The firm will take over the existing Poundstretchers store at Fowlds Street in Kilmarnock - set to become one of the biggest furniture stores in Scotland.