Morgan Sindall to deliver two school campuses in UK

WCN Editorial Team 7 Jun 2019 EUROPE BUILDINGS

British construction company Morgan Sindall has been appointed by hub South West and South Ayrshire Council to build two new education campuses, Prestwick Educational Campus and Maybole Community Campus.

As part of the project, the company will build two new education campuses for primary, secondary and Early Years teaching.

Work on the Prestwick campus is expected to begin in 2020 and be completed by the end of 2022. The campus will be constructed on the site of the existing Glenburn Primary School and will have a capacity for up to 823 children.

The new school will also accommodate the former Glenburn intake while allowing St Ninian’s Primary to relocate there. The campus will also include an Early Years Centre.

Work on the Maybole Community Campus is expected to begin in 2020 and be completed in 2023. The campus will be built on the site of the existing Carrick Academy and will have a capacity for up to 1,370 children and young people.

Along with providing space for a new secondary school, the campus serving Maybole and Carrick will bring together Cairn, Gardenrose and St Cuthbert’s primary schools together with Early Years provision.

The two campuses are expected to provide better learning and teaching environments for children, young people and staff, along with several facilities that will be accessible to the wider community. The two schemes will be designed by architectural firm BDP.

Morgan Sindall Construction Scotland managing director Stuart Parker said: “We’re very proud to be working with South Ayrshire Council and hub South West to deliver such a transformative investment in South Ayrshire’s education provision.

“We have extensive expertise in designing and building primary, secondary and Early Years schools, and this brief fits that perfectly. But a large part of our successful bid was our commitment to deliver a community training programme alongside the build process with TIGERS Ltd (Training Initiatives Generating Effective Results Scotland) – a training provider and employment broker we have a longstanding relationship with. Through this programme we’ll be training young, local people in construction and related skills to enable them to pursue a career in the industry.

“Delivering activity which provides measurable social value like this is of equal, if not greater importance, than the physical buildings we construct and we’re incredibly pleased to be able to do so yet again through this project.”

The two Early Years centres will support South Ayrshire Council in achieving the Scottish Government’s target of doubling Early Year’s childcare to 1,140 hours per child by 2020.

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Image: Artist’s impression of Maybole Community Campus as part of Ayrshire campus schemes. Photo: Courtesy of Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure Ltd.

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