ROBERTSON Construction Central West has been appointed as the preferred Tier 1 Contractor by hub South West for a new £12.5 million primary school in Irvine.
The new school, for North Ayrshire Council, will support the continued expansion of housing within the coastal town – with it running to 12 classes, as well as having 32 spaces for three to five-year-olds and 15 spaces for two-year-olds.
The build is being funded as part of the Scottish Government’s £2 billion learning estate investment programme, which aims to deliver high quality, sustainable, low carbon and digitally enabled learning environments that support sustainable and inclusive economic growth.
Shaun Sands, project director for hub South West, said, “We are pleased to be working once again with Robertson Construction, whose experience and expertise will create a truly first-class facility for North Ayrshire Council. The school is due to open in August 2023 and, in line with the Scottish Government’s targets of achieving net zero carbon by 2030, will aim to achieve a yearly figure of 67 kwh per square metre.”
The building will be designed by JM Architects, with the Passivhaus design contributed by Glasgow-based ECD Architects. Mechanical, electrical, plumbing and sustainability work is being delivered by Atelier Ten, with civil and structural work by Blyth & Blyth.
Stewart Preston, interim MD of Robertson Construction Central West, said, “Our continuing relationship with hub South West will see the delivery of a sustainable new school for Irvine, which will enhance the learning experience of pupils and conserve and save energy during its operations. Over the coming months we will be working closely with our appointed design team to ensure that the building meets the needs of Scotland’s Learning Estate Investment Programme funding. This high-quality learning environment will introduce exciting outdoor learning spaces; integrate with the local community; create an environment to enhance wellbeing and promote inclusivity which will benefit both attainment and the environment while supporting sustainable and inclusive economic growth.”