Milestone moment for £55m Maybole education campus plans

HUB South West has announced financial close has been reached with South Ayrshire Council and Morgan Sindall to start work on a £55 million project to create a new community education campus in Maybole.

The facility, which is set to open in August 2023, will be built on the site of the existing Carrick Academy. it will incorporate a new Academy, with St Cuthbert’s Primary and a new non-denominational primary school formed by amalgamating Cairn and Gardenrose Primary schools.

Alongside Early Years provision, the campus will have capacity for 1,370 students and provide community facilities in the form of two sports pitches and a new swimming pool.

The Maybole Community Campus is being funded through the government’s Learning Estate Investment Programme (LEIP) and will feature renewable energy sources including wind turbines and solar panels.

Michael McBrearty, hub South West chief executive, said, “It is a tremendous privilege to be part of the team bringing this wonderful new facility to the community in Maybole. From 2023, local people will be the beneficiaries of a wise investment by South Ayrshire Council which will provide an enhanced standard of living to generations yet to be born.”

Morgan Sindall Construction was appointed in 2019 to build both the Maybole Community Campus and Prestwick Educational Campus, with architects BDP appointed to lead the design team.

Stuart Parker, MD for Morgan Sindall Construction Scotland, said, “We are thrilled to be working with South Ayrshire Council and hub South West on another development that will do so much to support not just the educational prospects of young people within Maybole, but the wellbeing of town as a whole. The hub South West framework is aimed at creating a positive social impact for the region and we look forward to working with our project partners to ensure our work programme at Maybole – in tandem with our delivery of Prestwick Educational Campus – brings significant social, economic and environmental benefits to the local area.”