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East Ayrshire Council have appointed Galliford Try t/a
Morrison Construction preferred contractor status in respect of the
construction of the Knockroon Learning and Enterprise Campus, Cumnock.
The Knockroon Learning
and Enterprise Campus aims to provide state of the art learning facilities for
thousands of children and young people within the communities of Cumnock and
Auchinleck; transforming education provision in the area for generations to come.
The proposals include:
- A merged secondary school incorporating Auchinleck Academy and Cumnock
Academy and Supported Learning Centre.
- A merged primary school, incorporating Greenmill Primary School and
Early Childhood Centre and Barshare Primary School, Supported Learning Centre
and Early Childhood Centre.
- Hillside Additional Support Needs School.
The campus design will be
sympathetic to the architecture of Cumnock and will also include excellent
sports and recreation facilities accessible by the community. Parents, staff,
children, young people and representatives from the wider local community have
also been given a key role in helping develop the designs for the campus
through a Design Team consultation programme with interested parties.
The new campus therefore aims to create a cutting-edge, cost effective
and inspirational place for young learners and the local community alike. Given
the importance of the new campus as a hub for the local community the design
and quality of the building are seen as paramount, and as such it is felt not
unreasonable to expect success to be recognised in terms of architectural and
Timescales are on-site start June 2017 (subject to planning
project completion Summer 2019.
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