Topping out milestone for £44m Largs Academy

A topping out ceremony has been held at the new £44 million Largs Campus, currently being built by Morrison Construction.

The occasion marked a special moment for two local families, the Trotters and Wilsons, who won a competition to have their names engraved on bricks of the new building. Two bricks were laid in a wall by North Ayrshire Provost Ian Clarkson during the ceremony.

The topping out event marks another milestone for the facility, which is due to officially open next year. The project will create a modern facility for the relocated Largs Academy, along with a relocated St Mary’s RC school, an amalgamated Brisbane and Kelburn Primary school, and new Early Learning Centre.

The development is being delivered in partnership with hub South West Scotland.

Michael McBrearty, chief executive of hub South West Scotland said, “It’s fantastic to be able to invite the local community and pupils from the schools involved in this project onto the Largs Campus site, and give people the opportunity to see this innovative facility come together. This special event further reiterates this new development as a true community campus which will have a positive effect in the area for generations to come.”

Allan Cunningham, Morrison Construction operations director added, “We are delighted to welcome members of the Council and the local community to the campus to see how much progress we have made so far on this fantastic new school. We will be working hard with all stakeholders involved to make sure we continue our excellent progress and deliver a first-class facility for the children of the local area.”