Plans have progressed for the proposed Queen Margaret Academy in Ayr have taken a step forward. The official contracts have been signed after a financial close has been reached for the Scottish construction project.
South Ayrshire Council has revealed that they are now working towards moving on to the site in order to start building the new facility. This project is expected to cost £25 million and when it is completed, the facility will offer places for around 800 young people. The new facility will feature modern classrooms as well as interactive ICT equipment. Other aspects of the Queen Margaret Academy consists of a large games hall, two gyms, a hard games courts and two all-weather pitches. There will also be Psychological Services and Supported Learning Centre which are already based at the Academy.
The main contractor for this construction work has been announced as Kier Construction. This most recent announcement reflects an important milestone in the construction of the new South Ayrshire Academy. South Ayrshire Council has said that they are committed to offering the best possible start for young people, and delivering a first-class education that will help to open doors for the future generations.
The building and facilities will be available for community use as well as by the Academy, and it is thought that this move will help to make Queen Margaret’s a local hub. The council has invested in this significant new building, which will help to transform the way that young people are taught with the support of more flexible space at the school to deliver lessons in.
Initial construction work is predicted to start in the next few weeks, and the project will start to take shape over the course of the next few months. Kier Construction has expressed their delight at maintaining their relationship with South Ayrshire Council and the opportunity to showcase their expertise as the UK leader in education construction.