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.