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Approval granted for first Passivhaus standard school in Ayrshire

North Ayrshire Council has approved plans for a new primary school at Montgomerie Park, Irvine, which will be built to Passivhaus standards.

The primary school will comprise 12 classrooms, early learning facilities, a gymnasium incorporating flexible performance areas, dining facilities and outdoor learning spaces including a 7-a-side all weather pitch.

hub South West Scotland has appointed Robertson Construction Central West as their Tier 1 delivery partner for this project on behalf of North Ayrshire Council.

Partly funded as part of the £2bn Learning Estate Investment Programme (LEIP) which focuses on delivering high quality, low carbon and digitally enabled learning environments, the new school will support sustainable and inclusive economic growth.

Councillor Shaun Macaulay, Cabinet Member for Education, said: “We are delighted that we have reached this milestone in what promises to be a fantastic learning environment for our young people. We are proud of our school estate across North Ayrshire and this modern, eco-friendly school we are striving to create in Irvine will be a huge asset to not only the pupils and families but also staff that work there.

“We look forward to work starting and ultimately the school opening in 2024. This significant investment reflects the Council’s strong commitment to improving educational outcomes for our children and young people.”

Works are due to commence in early 2023 with the school due to open in time for the academic year, commencing August 2024.

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