This photo was taken from George McMaster's Collection.
Irvine The Timmer Land, north west corner of High Street and Bridgegate, painting (date unknown) - by Crawford Fulton
The Timmer Land is the arcaded building on the right of this image, it was replaced by the 'Saddler's Corner':
And then, in 1972, by Bridgegate House:
Sadly, North Ayrshire Council have chosen to reclad, rather than demolish, this eyesore. As it is located in the heart of Irvine Central Conservation Area, and it is wrong in terms of plan (it breaks from the historic alignment of both Bridgegate and High Street) and massing (it is too high), this is a bizarre and irrational decision. They have been aided and abetted in this by Irvine Bay Regeneration Company, a body who are to good planning what the German U Boats were to safe transatlantic trade from 1940-45.