Work progressing at Maybole Community Campus
Work is progressing well at the Maybole Community Campus, with completion of the new schools and early years centre on track for the start of the school year in August.
The building is wind and watertight and the internal spaces are taking shape. The first of the two all-weather sports pitches, sports pavilion and police office have been completed and are in use, and some new car parking spaces have been added for locals to use in the evenings.
The new campus swimming pool which will be available to the public, will open at the end of September, with the current swimming pool remaining in use until then.
Councillor Martin Kilbride, Buildings, Housing and Environment Portfolio Holder for South Ayrshire Council said: "This is the Council's biggest ever investment in a community campus, and it will make a huge difference to children and young people as well as the wider community. The first of the two all-weather pitches is proving popular for a range of sports. We're committed to delivering the second pitch although given the rising costs, it will now only be used for football. The project team have done a great job to keep costs down in light of rising inflation."
Councillor Stephen Ferry, Education Portfolio Holder for the Council said: "With the new campus opening in a little over four months' time, the pressure is on, so I am delighted the project is on schedule. Replacing all the schools in the town with a new campus is a massive undertaking and everyone working on the build should be proud of the progress so far. I am looking forward to August and seeing the finished campus."
Once the new campus is complete, the old Carrick Academy building will be demolished, and the remainder of the car parking and landscaping will be completed by June 2024.