Prestwick North Education Campus
hub South West Scotland has handed over the Prestwick North Education Campus project to South Ayrshire Council early, enabling the full school to decant before the end of the summer holidays – on budget and to the highest quality standards.
The new £18 Million educational campus has been developed on the site of the existing Glenburn Primary School and will accommodate the school’s current intake, as well as the relocation of the nearby St Ninian’s Primary School and the creation of a new Early year’s centre and nursery.
As the Authority’s development partner, hub South West Scotland (hub SW) managed the development and delivery of the project and worked closely with construction partner Morgan Sindall, architect BDP, independent tester Capita and principal designer and cost consultant Gardiner and Theobald. This is the fourteenth project hub SW has managed for South Ayrshire Council to date, clearly demonstrating the success of the ongoing partnership.
South Ayrshire Council formally announced the project in May 2019 with work beginning on site in early 2020. The new campus consists of 22 classrooms and multi-purpose rooms spread over two storeys, with an Early Years centre and nursery facilities for children aged two to five.
Incorporating leading sustainable methods into the project was key with the new campus running purely on electric power thanks to the installation of roof solar panels and air source heat pumps for heating.
In addition to a state-of-the-art sports hall, the new Prestwick Educational Campus will feature outstanding outdoor sporting amenities, including an all-weather pitch. A new allotment garden, willow garden and sensory garden will offer students and children from the surrounding community the opportunity to learn about local nature.
The outputs delivered as part of this project are not limited to the built environment. hub SW tenders and awards projects to help drive job creation and investment in the local SME base. Two jobs were created from this project. 14 apprenticeships created, and this project has awarded £9m of works packages to subcontractors within the hub SW territory.
EMS provide all management resources for hub SW and have delivered over £254 million of projects for hub SW over the years including the Clyde Valley Campus,Largs Campus, Dalbeattie Learning Campus, Greenfaulds, Cumbernauld Academy, Ayr Academy, Queen Margaret Academy and William McIlvanney Campus.