Important milestone for £50 million campus
The £50 million Maybole Community Campus has just been granted planning approval. This important milestone now allows the Council to progress towards starting the formal construction of the new campus. Initial works are planned for spring next year with the new campus set to open in 2023.
This is exciting news for the town. Our biggest ever investment in a community campus means that local children, from two to eighteen years of age will benefit from the new state-of-the-art learning facility.
It will also appeal to the wider community, with sporting facilities including outdoor sports facilities and a new swimming pool which will be available for public use.
The new campus, which will be built on the site of the existing Carrick Academy, will incorporate a new academy, St Cuthbert's Primary and a new non-denominational primary school that will be formed by amalgamating Cairn Primary and Gardenrose Primary.
There will also be Early Years provision, operating 52 weeks of the year. All this means the campus will have capacity for an impressive 1,370 pupils.
Councillor William Grant, Children and Young People Portfolio Holder for South Ayrshire Council said: "Planning approval makes the Maybole Community Campus a reality, and I am delighted that this takes us one step forward to making Maybole a better place to live. This project is a fine example of our continued commitment to learning and helping to close the attainment gap.
"It's our biggest school project to date, and together with the new by-pass and planned regeneration of the high street, it will help to completely transform the town."