The £12m sportscotland National Centre Inverclyde - billed as the UK's first "fully-inclusive" residential sports training facility - has been granted planning permission by the council.
North Ayrshire Council has accepted the proposal for the redevelopment of the centre, which will house sports equipment, facilities and accommodation under one roof.
Funded by the Scottish government and the national governing body, the venue will provide opportunities to host international sporting and para-sport events, and strengthen ties with the community through club, school and education links.
Sports minister Jamie Hepburn said the centre would "be a major addition to Scotland's sporting landscape", adding: "It will particularly be beneficial to the para-sports community, and will be an ideal venue for national and even international events."
Facilities in the centre will include an international standard gymnastics training facility, an indoor 3G pitch, main sports hall, multi-purpose sports hall, dance studio and fitness studio. Five full-sized grass football pitches, a synthetic hockey pitch, four synthetic tennis courts, a golf development course and trail paths will make up the outdoor facilities.
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