Green light for £50m Maybole Community Campus
South Ayrshire Council is to progress towards starting the formal construction of the £50 million Maybole Community Campus after the development was granted planning approval.
Initial works are planned for spring next year with the new campus set to open in 2023.
The new campus, which will be built on the site of the existing Carrick Academy, will incorporate a new academy, St Cuthbert’s Primary and a new non-denominational primary school that will be formed by amalgamating Cairn Primary and Gardenrose Primary.
There will also be Early Years provision, operating 52 weeks of the year. All this means the campus will have capacity for 1,370 pupils.
It will also appeal to the wider community, with sporting facilities including outdoor sports facilities and a new swimming pool which will be available for public use.
Councillor William Grant, children and young people portfolio holder for South Ayrshire Council, said: “Planning approval makes the Maybole Community Campus a reality, and I am delighted that this takes us one step forward to making Maybole a better place to live. This project is a fine example of our continued commitment to learning and helping to close the attainment gap.
“It’s our biggest school project to date, and together with the new by-pass and planned regeneration of the high street, it will help to completely transform the town.”
Morgan Sindall was appointed via hub South West last year to build both the Maybole Community Campus and Prestwick Educational Campus, with architects BDP appointed to lead the design team.