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Tarbolton Community Campus reaches first major milestone

 12 August 2016  |  

Work is progressing well at the new Tarbolton Community Campus

Work is progressing well at the new Tarbolton Community Campus

Construction work on the new Tarbolton Community Campus has reached its first major milestone. The steel frame for the new South Ayrshire Council project is now complete, with the project on course to be completed on time and on budget.

The £8.2m project will provide places for 297 primary children and 40 early years children, with sports, leisure, library facilities, and meeting rooms all being provided under one roof, to be used as shared facilities for the whole community. The project includes a new multi-use games area which has already been completed and will shortly be available for community use.

The flexible design of the campus will allow education and community use of the building to be offered at the same time, maximising access to this valuable resource.

The front of the new campus will be extensively landscaped to provide car parking and to ensure the campus is accessible from all parts of the village.

Since the project got underway in March the main contractor, Morrison Construction, has been working to complete the steel frame, with work now focusing on developing the building's exterior.

Councillor Margaret Toner, South Ayrshire Council's Lifelong Learning Portfolio Holder, said the project was making good progress, "In the space of just a few months the project has been transformed from a blueprint design to a recognisable building.

"This investment will have a significant impact on this rural community, with the campus providing modern educational facilities for generations of children as well as providing a valuable local focal point.

"Across South Ayrshire 110 million is being invested over a five-year period, something that will leave a positive legacy for thousands of people."

The new building is set to open in early 2017.

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