Plans to build a new primary school for Dailly are a step closer with the official contracts now signed after reaching financial close.
Demolition of the original school building is now complete to make way for the new-build phase of the works.
Work on the development, funded by South Ayrshire Council, is due to start on 11 April and set to open in the early part of 2017.
The £3.8M project will deliver a replacement school with educational facilities over two levels. The new primary will replace the existing three buildings with a single facility that will support a school capacity of 100 pupils.
The school has also been designed to accommodate 30 children in an integrated nursery, something that will allow pre-school and ante pre-school children to attend in a single session.
Valerie Andrews, Chief Director, Resources, Governance and Organisation, South Ayrshire Council said;
" It is fantastic the plans are moving ahead. Supporting our rural areas is really important to the Council and this latest project will safeguard education in Dailly for generations to come."
"We listened to what the local community said they needed and to date we've received excellent feedback on our plans to transform the local school. With the main work now getting underway, I'm confident the community will like what they see when the doors open next year."
The external areas of the school will be developed to create an exciting environment that encourages social interaction and the delivery of outdoor learning.
Michael McBrearty, Chief Executive of delivery partner hub South West said;
" With a proven track record of delivering for South Ayrshire Council, we're thrilled to be taking forward another prestigious project. The signing of contracts is a major milestone for the development but the hard work starts now to make sure we can deliver a first-class facility for the people of Dailly.
" We are looking forward to continuing to develop our relationship with South Ayrshire Council as we work towards delivering this impressive new educational facility."