Reviews - Ayr Grammar Primary School

The project to transform the old Ayr Academy into the new Ayr Grammar Primary School is progressing well and designs have been developed, which take into account views gathered during consultations with children, staff and parents during 2017.

The new facility will include the school, a new early years centre and community facilities, and will continue a tradition of learning and teaching on the site that stretches back to the 13th century. The proposals involve demolishing some of the poorer quality buildings to make space for playground, external teaching and car parking and the remaining historic buildings will be refurbished, and remodelled to create inspiring spaces for teaching and socialising and community use.

A new Archive and Registration Centre will also be included on the site but will be a separate building, independent from the school and community facilities.

The project will be delivered through South West Hub, who have appointed Morrison Construction as their Tier 1 contractor, and a full design team led by BDP Architects. Morrison and the design team have been working with Council representatives to develop the design proposals.

Planning Consent has been granted for the demolition work, which is expected to start on site in the summer, and a further application has been submitted for the construction work, which will start early in 2019. The whole project is expected to be complete in summer 2020.