The Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald of 18 January 1889 carried the following report.

We have very great pleasure in reporting today that our indefatigable contractor, Bailie Thomas Glen, builder, Saltcoats has been successful in obtaining the important contract of the whole works in connection with the erection of the new constabulary station (shown below in 2003) on that vacant site so conveniently and centrally situated to the south of the Bank of Scotland. The bailie has, like a worthy citizen, divided the work among local tradesmen as follows: joiner work - Mr A Dunlop, Ardrossan; slater, plumber and gasfitter work - Messrs J Hogarth, Ardrossan; plasterwork Mr Robert Boyd, Saltcoats. We have further pleasure in stating that Bailie Glen has secured the whole contract to erect stables and dwelling houses for the Caledonian Railway Company at the head of Glasgow Street, Ardrossan and also the services of the above tradesman for the several works. This should keep these local employers busy for several months to come.