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Kilmarnock turns over a new page with £45m William McllVanney Campus

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April 10 2018

Kilmarnock turns over a new page with £45m William McllVanney Campus
East Ayrshire Council has taken possession of a £45m William McllVanney Campus in Kilmarnock, named in honour of the late novelist and poet, following its handover by Kier Construction.

Designed by Norr the new school amalgamates Kilmarnock and James Hamilton Academies which will operate as one secondary school on the site of the latter, alongside a new primary drawn from pupils of the former Silverwood and New Farm primaries.

An early childhood centre will also be offered together with a third new school specialising in Gaelic language education, with each element housed behind its own deeply modelled brick pavilion.

Attention will now turn to the demolition of the old school building and associated external works overseen by RankinFraser. Completion of this second phase of activity is expected by 2019.
A shared social space forms the heart of the new school
A shared social space forms the heart of the new school
The campus will cater for a combined 1,928 pupils
The campus will cater for a combined 1,928 pupils

5 Comments

HWD
#1 Posted by HWD on 11 Apr 2018 at 10:36 AM
Well done Norr! As someone who went to school in Kilmarnock it is nice to see some investment being made in the town and what looks to be of a good quality too.
inside out
#2 Posted by inside out on 11 Apr 2018 at 15:40 PM
Externals look not bad, (with the exception of that white render wall thingy)

Im always suspicious of when they don’t actually show proper pictures of the internals

The stairs picture looks a bit like the inside of my local ASDA

And if it wasn’t for the writing on the walls the seats could be in that Subway Sandwich Shop

Other than that its great
Beancounter
#3 Posted by Beancounter on 11 Apr 2018 at 18:49 PM
Hi, #2, the white render wall thingy is just temporary hoarding to delineate the demolition phase works
IJA
#4 Posted by IJA on 11 Apr 2018 at 21:08 PM
Inside out the the white render thingy is a timber painted hoarding separating the public from the demolition elements. The pictures are real proper pictures of a small area of a much larger project. Always difficult to highlight the scale of the project with limited space especially on a complex project that is nearly 2Ksqm in size.
E=mc2
#5 Posted by E=mc2 on 14 Apr 2018 at 15:14 PM
2Ksqm = 2,000,000m2

Surely not?

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