Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald
of 17 October 1902 carried the following report.
NEW EVANGELICAL UNION CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, ARDROSSAN
The above is an illustration of the new Evangelical Union Congregational Church about to be erected in Glasgow Street, Ardrossan, for the congregation of the Reverend George Sharpe. Since Mr Sharp's ministry commenced, the attendance in the present church (located in Bute Place) has been so large that the old building has proved quite inadequate and in other ways, is very unsuitable for the congregation. It was, therefore, some time ago resolved to purchase the Old School in Glasgow Street. The site had a frontage of 63 feet and a depth of 156 feet from back to front. The school had been built on the rear portion of the ground thus enabling the new church to be built on the front playground and the school connected with it to as to be utilised as a meeting hall and for Sabbath School purposes.
The church to be erected will seat 500 on the ground floor inclusive of the space set aside for the choir and about 170 will be accommodated in the end gallery to be erected at a later date when funds permit. The building is to be 43 feet 6 inches wide inside the walls and 82 feet 6 inches long and there will be a Ladies Room, Manager's Room, Vestry and other accommodation. The building is to be roofed with arched steel principals having a height from the floor of 35 feet. The hewn work of the front elevation will be of stone from Ballochmyle Quarry while the rear part of the structure, being hidden by surrounding tenements, is to be absolutely plain.
The architect of the new building is Mr T P Marwick, 43 York Place, Edinburgh and the following are the successful offerers - mason, Quinton Wilson; joiner, Robert Barbour; plumber, J Lambert; slaters, J Hogarth and Company; plasterers, Murray and McCallum; steel roof and standards, P and W McLennan; asphalt, Adam Loch; glaziers, G Lindsay and Company and seating, Bennet Furnishing Company. The estimated cost exceeds £3000. A commencement will be made immediately with the erection of the church.