PLANNING permission has been granted for the build of the £50 million community campus in Maybole.
It is South Ayrshire Council’s biggest ever investment in a community campus, with local children from two to eighteen years of age set to benefit from the ‘state-of-the-art’ learning facility.
It is to be built on the site of the existing Carrick Academy and will incorporate a new secondary school, as well as St Cuthbert’s Primary and a new non-denominational primary school that will be formed by amalgamating Cairn Primary and Gardenrose Primary.
There will also be early years provision, operating 52 weeks of the year. All this means that the campus will have a capacity for 1,370 pupils.
hub South West will lead the project, with Morgan Sindall Construction the main contractor for the build.
Councillor William Grant, children and young people portfolio holder for South Ayrshire Council said, “Planning approval makes the Maybole Community Campus a reality, and I am delighted that this takes us one step forward to making Maybole a better place to live. This project is a fine example of our continued commitment to learning and helping to close the attainment gap.
“It’s our biggest school project to date, and together with the new by-pass and planned regeneration of the high street, it will help to completely transform the town.”