Contracts have been signed and formal financial close reached on the project to build a new £25 million Ayr Academy Learning Campus at Craigie Estate. Construction got underway in January 2016 and the work is due to complete and the new school will open its doors in August 2017.
The school, which will have capacity for up to 1,000 pupils, will feature two unique ‘learning plazas’ – open spaces that can be used to bring together multiple classes for collaborative learning and discussions.
The sports and community facilities include an all-weather pitch, grass pitch, multi-use hall, two gyms and a dance studio.
The project will be delivered by hub South West, which was set up in conjunction with SFT and other partner organisations to deliver major public sector building projects. Construction works will be undertaken by Kier Construction.
A photocall was held at the start of February to mark the start of the works.