New Queen Margaret Academy Project

This is an exciting time for Queen Margaret Academy as they embark on a journey that will lead to a brand new school with fantastic facilities for all.

Since the announcement by the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in January 2016, the Council has been busy putting together a team to deliver the project. This includes the appointment of architects, structural engineers and M&E engineers to design the new school and a main contractor to build it.

Update 13 December 2016

View the images for the new school that were put on display at the recent public consultation event on Tuesday 13/12/16.

Update 21 November 2016

Following submission of a Proposal of Application Notice to South Ayrshire Council Planning Department on 26 October 2016 (Ref 16/01076/PAN), South Ayrshire Council are holding a public consultation event in connection with the new development.

The consultation event will take the form of a public exhibition which will be held in Queen Margaret Academy, Ayr on Tuesday 13/12/16 between 2.00pm – 8pm.

The exhibition is part of the pre-application consultation process. No planning application has been submitted at this time. For anyone not able to make it on the day, information on the proposed development can be viewed at this web page from 13/12/16.

Members of the public wishing to comment on the proposed development are invited to do so in person at the exhibition or in writing or email to the agent Building Design Partnership, 15 Exchange Pl, Glasgow G1 3AN ( no later than Fri 23/12/16. All comments should be directed to the agent, not South Ayrshire Council. Comments made to the agent are not representations to the planning authority and when the Council submit a formal planning application there will be an opportunity to make representation on that application to the planning authority.

Design workshops

During September and October this year, the Council took the opportunity to speak to representatives from the school and wider communities to capture the vision, values, and ideas of the participants and ensure involvement by the school community at a key stage in the design process.

Workshops were attended by a selection of pupils and parents from the feeder schools, pupils, staff and parents from QMA and local community groups. The output from these workshops has been captured in a report. View the QMA Design Workshop Report.

Regular updates on the project can be found on the school website.