Morgan Sindall appointed to help design new Ardrossan Community Campus
North Ayrshire Council has appointed Morgan Sindall to complete the design of the new Ardrossan Community Campus.
About this development:
- Authority:North Ayrshire
- Team:jmarchitects (architect), Morgan Sindall (contractor), Wallace Whittle (mechanical & electrical engineer), Blyth+Blyth (civil & structural engineer), Carbon Futures (net zero consultant), Sandy Brown (acoustic consultant), Jensen Hughes (fire engineer), ECD Architects (Passivhaus consultant), Hirst (landscape architect), Faithful+Gould (project manager & cost consultant)
The site is currently undergoing extensive remediation and construction of the new campus will not begin until this is completed next year.
Ardrossan Community Campus will be a very energy-efficient building and will be designed to meet the Passivhaus Classic standards.
Morgan Sindall is experienced in the delivery of Passivhaus projects and has recently completed Maybole Campus for South Ayrshire Council.
Councillor Tony Gurney, cabinet member for Green Environment and Economy, said: “We are very much looking forward to working with Morgan Sindall to take this project to fruition.
“Projects of this scale take many partners with expertise in different areas, and we are delighted to be now working with another.
“We look forward to providing more details as matters progress over the coming weeks and months.”
Morgan Sindall Construction’s managing director for Scotland, Stuart Parker, said: “The Ardrossan Community Campus will deliver first-class learning facilities built to Passivhaus standards, reflecting our two-fold objective of providing high-quality educational spaces that are also sustainable and energy efficient for future generations.
“It’s a privilege to work with North Ayrshire Council who share our vision of creating spaces that not only benefit students but the local community. We will be delivering tangible outcomes for Ardrossan that go beyond the campus by working with the local supply chain and creating long-lasting initiatives for the area. We can’t wait to get started on the project.”
The new facility will comprise early years, primary and secondary school with additional support needs.
The shared community facilities will also include a library, learning hub and indoor sports facilities including swimming pool, sports hall, gymnasium, dance studio & fitness studio, outdoor sports facilities including two sports pitches and a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA). There will also be an outdoor learning landscape, recreational and growing spaces, along with associated parking and infrastructure.