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Ayrshire College set for New Year start

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December 19 2013

Ayrshire College set for New Year start
A consortium comprising Barclays Infrastructure Funds Management, McLaughlin & Harvey and Hochtief FM, are to commence delivery of Ayrshire College, Kilmarnock, early in the New Year.

C3 were appointed by the Scottish Futures Trust’s non-profit distributing programme to deliver the £48m college on the site of a former Diageo bottling plant in what is the largest ever investment by the public sector in the town.

Work is now underway to reach financial close on the project so that work may begin from March 2014 for completion by early 2016.

Key features of the further education campus include a ‘learning mall’ together with dining area, health and wellbeing centre as well as sport, science, technology and engineering facilities.
Ayrshire College is intended to deliver wider economic benefits by integrating the 23 acre site to the town centre
Ayrshire College is intended to deliver wider economic benefits by integrating the 23 acre site to the town centre
Cafes and breakout spaces will populate a central atrium
Cafes and breakout spaces will populate a central atrium

The former bottling plant site was gifted to the town by Diageo
The former bottling plant site was gifted to the town by Diageo
The vast scheme is being delivered in tandem with Inverness College and City of Glasgow College
The vast scheme is being delivered in tandem with Inverness College and City of Glasgow College

Work should get underway as early as March
Work should get underway as early as March

5 Comments

Bill
#1 Posted by Bill on 19 Dec 2013 at 20:22 PM
Keppie Design.....i dont think so
The project was award to RMJM International !
bob
#2 Posted by bob on 20 Dec 2013 at 10:20 AM
its funny, form my youth I always remember “Hill” Street being somewhat more of a gradient than the video would suggest (i.e. not completely flat)
Chris
#3 Posted by Chris on 20 Dec 2013 at 19:50 PM
I worked on the job and the topography is correct. Look at around 12 seconds you will see the steep gradient heading down the side of the viaduct! The landscape has been designed to take account of the existing site conditions and the building moved further up Hill Street than the reference design to allow a level access to be established.
Accessibility was a key concern in the design.
paul mycrackin
#4 Posted by paul mycrackin on 22 Dec 2013 at 00:39 AM
Super colleges everywhere!
Gilbert
#5 Posted by Gilbert on 31 Dec 2013 at 11:06 AM
Looks like the glasgow nautical college building

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