Morrison Construction Builds Largs Campus
Hub South West, an infrastructure partnership, has delivered the new £44 million Largs Campus, one of the biggest projects it has undertaken. Built by Morrison Construction, the new facility aims to start a new era in education in the Ayrshire coastal town.
Largs Primary and St Mary’s, the primary schools incorporated into the new campus, moved in yesterday together with Early Years nurseries. The relocated Largs Academy will also join them on the 18th of April. The new campus will accommodate more than 2,000 pupils and is part of North Ayrshire Council’s biggest ever investment that includes two theatres, a gym hall believed to be the biggest in the UK, and art classrooms with balconies that enable outdoor working with vires of the stunning Largs Coastline.
“The facilities at Largs Campus are going to be the best in Scotland. We will have the best sport facilities in Scotland, if not the UK,” said Councillor John Bell, cabinet member for education and youth employment. “We have invested heavily in the nursery and have state-of-the-art facilities that incorporate parent rooms, family rooms and imaginative play and learning areas for our young people. I am so proud of this facility and know that the young people have a fantastic environment to attain and achieve.”
Moreover, this project supported 25 work placements, 13 apprenticeships and created 73 jobs. “Students have been given exposure to the construction industry, small businesses have expanded and there has been a positive impact on the local economy,” added Allan Cunningham, operations director of Morrison Construction.
“hub South West is delighted to handover this wonderful new learning environment to North Ayrshire Council,” said Michael McBrearty, chief executive of hub South West. “Largs Campus is an impressive and contemporary educational facility set in a fantastic location. It will provide an inspirational environment in which pupils can learn and thrive. It will be a real asset to the local community.”