The £63.5m Knockroon Learning & Enterprise Campus in Cumnock is the biggest capital project ever undertaken by East Ayrshire Council. It will draw together five local primary and secondary schools, early years nursery provision and supported education facilities into a single 19.8 hectare campus.
As part of the procurement exercise by the local authority and its advisers, bidding contractors had to make presentations to local stakeholders including school pupils, parents and teachers, and representatives from sports clubs and community groups.
Eddie Robertson, Morrison Construction’s managing director for Central Scotland, said: “This project is a major investment in education and well-being provision for the communities of Cumnock, Auchinleck and the surrounding area and we are very excited to have the opportunity to work collaboratively with all stakeholders to make these plans a reality. The development is set to create a modern, long lasting facility for pupils, staff and the community.”
Subject to completion of all necessary consultations and procurement procedures, construction is planned to begin in 2017, with an opening scheduled for 2019.
Faithful & Gould is the council’s quantity surveyor for the project and Sheppard Robson is architect.