Plans for new Girvan primary school gather pace

WORK will provisionally start next year on a ‘long-awaited’ new school facility for pupils and teachers at Sacred Heart Primary in Girvan.

The project includes the demolition of the existing school and erection of a new building to accommodate 125 pupils on the same site. The cost of construction is estimated at £3.6 million and, subject to planning consent, work is expected to be completed by October 2021.

Morrison Construction has been named preferred contractor on the project, which has been developed by South Ayrshire Council alongside hub South West.

Councillor William Grant, portfolio holder for lifelong learning said, “This has been a long-awaited project for Sacred Heart, and I know that they will be delighted with the news.”

Michael McBrearty, chief executive of hub South West added, “The new Sacred Heart will be a credit to South Ayrshire, which is on a continuing programme of targeted educational investment to provide young people with the best possible start in life.”

Morrison Construction operations director, Allan Cunningham commented. “This development will create a modern, long-lasting facility for pupils and staff. During construction we will continue engaging with all stakeholders providing excellent education and employment opportunities as part of our progressive social value programme.”