Kier to deliver £40m campus


HUB South West Scotland has appointed Kier Construction to deliver a £40m project which will see the creation of a new education campus in the Garnock Valley.

The design, build finance and maintain campus will attract revenue support from the Scottish Futures Trust as part of the Scottish Government’s ‘Scotland’s Schools for the Future’ Phase 3 programme. The campus, which will relocate and merge Garnock Academy and Glengarnock Primary school on a greenfield site in Glengarnock, will cater for 1,500 students.
The site will also provide community facilities such as a swimming pool and fitness suite.
Managing director of Kier Construction’s Scotland & north-east England business, Brian McQuade, said, “We are delighted to have been appointed to construct this key educational and community facility for North Ayrshire Council, and the people of the Garnock Valley. Now that planning permission has been granted, the dream of a state-of-the-art campus, which will provide first-class facilities for everyone who lives and works in the area, is one step closer to reality.”
Michael McBrearty, general manager of hub South West Scotland, added, “Garnock Academy will be a flagship project generating growth, maximising local investment and creating local opportunities for training, learning and further education.”