The first phase of the £35M comprehensive modernisation of Marr College has been handed over to South Ayrshire Council on time and on budget, with pupils now occupying the brand new technical wing.
Hub South West were joined by representatives from development partner Kier Construction and South Ayrshire Council to officially handover the refurbished facility in December 2016 , with pupils moving into the updated school in January 2017.
The next phase of work at Marr College will be complete in December 2017.
Councillor Margaret Toner, South Ayrshire Council’s Portfolio Holder for Lifelong Learning said that the new wing at Marr was already proving popular, “Staff and young people have only been in the building for a few days but the difference this new facility is making to the quality of education is plain to see.
“With work getting underway on the second phase, the project will be complete by the end of the year and judging by the quality of the work to date I’m confident that we will be left with a first-class resource that will benefit generations to come. “
Michael McBrearty, Chief Executive of Development partner hub South West said;
“hub South West are proud to be involved in this innovative and exciting project and have been working closely with all partners to ensure this modern refurbishment of Marr College results in an inspiring and motivational environment where pupils can learn.
With a proven track record of delivering for South Ayrshire Council, hub South West are thrilled to have completed another successful and prestigious project phase through this effective partnership.”
Kier Construction is delivering the Marr College project. Managing Director for the Scotland and North-East England business Brian McQuade said, “Kier has a vast experience of delivering high quality schools across Scotland, most recently in Ayrshire. We’re delighted to have completed phase 1 of this refurbishment programme, and to have now started work on phase 1, which involves the creation of a new P.E block.
“We’ve worked with local suppliers and SMEs to ensure that the project boosts the local economy of Troon and the surrounding area. So far, we’ve created 20 apprenticeships, 10 work placements and two graduate traineeships, offering local young people a unique insight into the diverse range of roles available in the construction industry.”