Sacred Heart Primary - Replacement School Project

 30 September 2019  |  

Sacred Heart Primary School

Sacred Heart Primary School

South Ayrshire Council have confirmed that Morrison Construction have been appointed as the preferred contractor to deliver the new Sacred Heart Primary School in Girvan.

A number of surveys and site investigations will get underway shortly and will pave the way for the old school building to be demolished in the early part of 2020. Subject to planning permission it is anticipated that work on the new school will get underway in October 2020 lasting approximately a year.

The fantastic new school will accommodate up to 125 pupils. A programme for delivering this much anticipated project will be developed, taking into account consultation and engagement sessions with a range of stakeholders including staff, parents, children, local Councillors and the community.

The cost of the construction is estimated at £3.6m, with work expected to be complete by October 2021.

Councillor William Grant, Portfolio holder for Lifelong Learning, said, "This has been a long awaited project for Sacred Heart, and I know that they will be delighted with the news."

Sacred Heart Primary and the wider community came together earlier this year at a special event to celebrate the 143 year old building's history. Staff and children, both past and present, shared memories about their time in the school while Head Teacher Mark Ingram welcomed back his predecessors to discuss how the school has changed over the years.  

Children and staff have now settled in to their temporary accommodation at Girvan Primary School, where they will remain for a period of 2 years until the new school is unveiled.