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Kilmarnock College given go ahead

April 5 2012

Kilmarnock College given go ahead
A £50m campus for Kilmarnock College, designed by BDP,  has been given the go ahead by the Scottish Government with the Scottish Funding Council now committed to bankrolling the project.

Located on the site of the former Johnnie Walker factory, on land gifted to the college by Diageo, the project will include construction of a mix of business and residential developments on the wider 30 acre site.

Speaking during a visit to the current campus First Minister Alex Salmond said: “Following the closure of the Diageo plant, we must do all we can to create new opportunities for local people.  Diageo’s proposal to gift its Kilmarnock site to the College has been helpful in crystallising its plans for the future, allowing the College to consolidate its activities on a single, accessible, town centre location.”

A hunt is currently underway to find a main contractor to take the scheme forward with construction work scheduled to commence in August 2013 for completion by January 2016.
The college is being funded via a non-profit distributing model (NPD)
The college is being funded via a non-profit distributing model (NPD)

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