Build of £18m South Ayrshire education campus continues

MORGAN Sindall is progressing with work on the build of a new £18 million education campus in South Ayrshire.

Construction of the Prestwick Educational Campus at the site of the existing Glenburn Primary School commenced last month.

The facility will accommodate the school’s current intake, as well as the relocation of the nearby St Ninian’s Primary.

In total, it will house 22 classrooms spread over two-storeys, as well as an incorporated early years centre with nursery facilities for children aged two to five. The campus also features a sports hall, an astroturf playing field and a gym hall. A new allotment garden, willow garden, and sensory garden is also included.

South Ayrshire Council said that the development will represent a ‘transformative’ investment for the constituency’s future generations and will enable a step-change in the way all-through education is delivered.

Outside, the campus will boast outstanding outdoor sports amenities, include a sports hall, an Astroturf playing field and a gym hall. A new allotment garden, willow garden, and sensory garden will help children to learn about local nature.

Michael McBrearty, chief executive of hub South West Scotland, which is delivering the build, said, “It is fantastic to see work moving rapidly on the development of this much anticipated new investment in education in Prestwick. With steelworks due to be complete in coming weeks, we look forward to seeing the new Prestwick Educational Campus take shape. Having already delivered six education projects on behalf of South Ayrshire Council, including the new Ayr Grammar Campus and Queen Margaret Academy, we are confident the new Prestwick Educational Campus will be a learning environment of which pupils and the local community will be proud.”

Stuart Parker, MD of Morgan Sindall Construction Scotland, added, “We are really pleased to have begun work on the new campus for South Ayrshire Council and to have been able to celebrate the occasion with a fantastic turf-cutting ceremony. The project is a great example of twenty-first century education-led placemaking and represents a massive investment in the South Ayrshire community. We are particularly thrilled to be once again working with hub South West. The framework is aimed at creating a positive social impact for the region and we look forward to working with our project partners to transform Prestwick into a campus on which people can live, work and play.”