East Ayrshire Council progress giant Knockroon learning campus
June 12 2018
East Ayrshire Council has broken ground on a £68m schools campus in Knockroon, bringing together five schools and an early childhood centre on one site.
The Barony Campus is being delivered by Morrison Construction to designs by Sheppard Robson and will offer places for 2,500 pupils upon completion in summer 2020.
Taking the form of four interconnected buildings the campus will provide accommodation for early years children as well as primary and secondary education, including support for those with additional support needs.
Council leader Douglas Reid commented: “Provision for pupils requiring additional support will be second to none; the new Campus will feature six fully equipped classrooms, dining facilities, a hydrotherapy pool, a state of the art sensory room and additional therapy spaces.
“In this digital age, it’s vital that our pupils have access to the very latest technology and facilities to enhance their learning. Among the many outstanding features within the new Campus will be wi-fi technology which will enable learners to work flexibly across the campus in different learning environments; interactive teaching aids and Scotland’s first interactive and immersive room - a high-tech audio visual space where learners can be part of a virtual environment.”
Upon completion the campus will include two flood-lit synthetic pitches as well as a 400m running track, two grass pitches, an outdoor basketball court and 13 indoor courts – all of which will be made available for community use.
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