Largs Academy

Completed in March 2018, the new 2-18 Largs Campus provides a community building comprising an early years centre, two primary schools and secondary school and is utilised by the community out of school hours.  This project was delivered on time and on budget for North Ayrshire Council with a capex of £44m and capacity for over 2,000 pupils.

EMS managed all aspects of construction delivery on behalf of DBFM Co since financial close and continues to deliver operational management services.  EMS operates a professional, open, collaborative and transparent management approach, appreciated by all stakeholders, which has undoubtedly been a fundamental contributing factor to this successful project.

Many project challenges were overcome which included a shortened 21 month construction programme, assisting the Authority with variations and project specific amendments, as well as achieving handover days after the largest snowfall to fall in this part of the country for a number of years.

EMS led a very successful “Countdown to Handover” structured process (6 months) of presentation, training and hands on practical demonstration to manage the process from construction into operations for all key stakeholders and Authority employees. This ensured a smooth transition with excellent working relationships established.

Super Sector:Social Infrastructure
Sub Sector:Education
Capital Value:£44m
EMS Start Date:June 2016
Services Provided:Full SPV Management
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