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September 2 2014

Kier to build £40m Glengarnock education campus
Hub South West Scotland has appointed Kier Construction to deliver the £40m Glengarnock community and education campus on behalf of North Ayrshire Council, after the scheme secured planning approval.

Incorporating the merged Garnock Academy and Glengarnock Primary on a greenfield site in Glengarnock the combined campus will hold up to 1,500 students and is scheduled for completion by late 2016.

Brian McQuade, MD of Kier Construction's Scotland & north-east England business, said: “We will be working closely with North Ayrshire Council and the Garnock Valley communities to construct a campus that will inspire future generations.”

Designed by JM Architects the school will play host to a six-lane 25m pool and fitness suite which will be made available for community use.

7 Comments

pamela
#1 Posted by pamela on 10 Sep 2014 at 22:27 PM
I dont think its a good idea having a public swimming pool in a school setting. Also i dint agree with setting for school very dangerous for kids having to walk
Angela
#2 Posted by Angela on 11 Sep 2014 at 09:18 AM
As much as it sounds good for the future I don't like the idea of the public using the schools facilities if there are classes using the pool/fitness suite. Anyone can just walk in.
hingwy
#3 Posted by hingwy on 11 Sep 2014 at 09:35 AM
I imagine that it'll only be available for community use outside of school hours, going by similar setups in many recent schools.
Caroline
#4 Posted by Caroline on 11 Sep 2014 at 11:13 AM
If that's the case Hingway and pool is only available out if school hours then it will be depriving the local community of this facility as Garnock Pool will be closing.
fudstoneboy
#5 Posted by fudstoneboy on 11 Sep 2014 at 14:46 PM
The swimming pool is a public access pool as it is at the moment, the council do not provide cash for swimming lessons for school children, and the placing of the pool ensures that no members of the public are entering the actual school buildings or playgrounds.
nikki howarth
#6 Posted by nikki howarth on 12 Sep 2014 at 09:42 AM
Great news! All these people moaning about kids walking to school.....kids should be walking to school. Kids all over the country are walking to school without incident.
I currently work at garnock pool and until recently school children have been using the pool and mixing with 'the public' for years also without incident. I think the new campus will be great for the community on the whole. Hopefully all of the concerns about safety and pool access will be sorted out for everyone.
Anonymous joe
#7 Posted by Anonymous joe on 15 Sep 2016 at 15:43 PM
All I can say is £40m of investment in a small community like this is amazing... Cannot believe people are picking fault with things like walking to school and sharing the pool....
As per previous comments, no issues with kids sharing the local pool with the public, and most of us grew up with far longer and more treacherous walks to school.
People need to snap out of their depressed dismal little lives and see this amazing development for the area as the big positive that it is! So tired of peoples negative and depressing attitudes.

Well done north Ayrshire council, let's have more of this for our other deprived areas

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