Financial close sealed for Kier’s £36m Garnock Campus

Aaron Morby 7 years ago
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Hub South West has reached financial close with North Ayrshire Council on the Glengarnock community and education campus project.

After the scheme secured planning approval last year, Kier Construction can now start this summer on the Garnock Valley scheme, which forms part of phase 3 of Scotland’s Schools for the Future programme.

The campus, which will relocate and merge Garnock Academy and Glengarnock Primary school on a greenfield site in Glengarnock, will cater for 1,500 students.

Due for completion in late 2016, the site will also provide community facilities such as a six-lane 25m swimming pool and fitness suite.

Managing director of Kier Construction’s Scotland & north-east England business, Brian McQuade, said: “We will be working closely with North Ayrshire Council and the Garnock Valley communities to construct a campus that will inspire future generations.

“This is a significant investment into the local economy and we look forward to working in the area to provide additional employment opportunities, including apprenticeships, for locally based suppliers and subcontractors.”

Glasgow-based Wallace Whittle is the mechanical and electrical consultant on the project.

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