Monday, 8 August 2016
New school extension will transform education for children in Troon
Education for children at Troon Primary School will be transformed after work is completed on a significant new extension. The South Ayrshire Council project to replace the old dining hall with a new multi-use wing will dramatically improve facilities for the local community.
[Pictured: Artist’s impression of how the new
Troon Primary School extension will look.]
The £1.97m project involves the demolition of the existing stand-alone dining hall; construction of a double height assembly / gym hall / dining hall; a single-storey building housing changing facilities, and kitchen; improved accessibility including a new lift. Internal alterations are also required to allow the new accommodation to connect to the existing building, alongside the relocation and enlargement of the infant toilet accommodation.
The main contractor for the project will be Prestwick-based Ashleigh (Scotland). The project will be managed by the Council’s Professional Design Service.
In the next five years £110m is being invested in schools across South Ayrshire. Of this £110m investment, £85m is from South Ayrshire, with £25m of additional funding secured from the Scottish Government.
Councillor Margaret Toner, Lifelong Learning Portfolio Holder said the project will make a significant difference. “This major new addition to Troon Primary School will deliver real benefits to generations of children in the local community.
“While the work will continue during term time we’ve planned temporary catering arrangements for the next school year which will minimise disruption on day-to-day activity.
“Once completed this striking new extension will significantly enhance available facilities and I’m sure people will be impressed with the building once they see it for themselves.”
Construction work is due to start on site on 8 August 2016 and will take 45 weeks to complete. The school will remain operational during term times and temporary dining arrangements have been formed within the existing school.
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