Morrison agrees £59m price for East Ayrshire school complex

Aaron Morby 7 months ago
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East Ayrshire Council has signed up Morrison Construction to construct a new learning and enterprise campus after agreeing a £59.4m bid for the project.

The proposed campus will include Greenmill, Barshare, Hillside primary schools and Auchinleck and Cumnock academies.

The project ranks as one of Scotland’s largest and most ambitious education projects through a two-stage design and build process.

The 250,000 sq ft Barony Campus will house 2,500 students and 300 staff in the Broomfield area of Cumnock.

Designed by Sheppard Robson, the student facilities include a secondary school (for 1,633 pupils), a primary school (517 pupils), a nursery (240 children), an 80-place supported learning centre and 30 additional places for students with special educational requirements.

Situated on a 19.8 hectare, urban fringe site – the school consolidates five disparate schools into one campus, creating a centre for education for the towns of Cumnock and neighbouring Auchinleck.

The complex consists of four linked structures, with three school pavilions and sports centre.

The design approach helps to break down the overall mass of the building – which is formed of 2 two-storey and 2 three-storey structures each with a pitched roof profile to blend with the urban surrounds.

 

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