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Designers appointed for Knockroon Campus

Sheppard Robson to design £63.5m 'super school' project in Scotland

Posted by Stephanie Broad | March 17, 2016 | Bricks & mortar

Proposals for the ambitious state-of-the-art Knockroon Learning and Enterprise Campus, a £63.5m ‘super school’ project in Broomfield, Cumnock, are a step closer to becoming a reality following the appointment of Sheppard Robson as the design team for the new facility.

The appointment follows an extensive procurement exercise undertaken by East Ayrshire Council in partnership with the Royal Incorporation of Architects Scotland (RIAS).

The Council’s vision for the new campus is 21st century learning and teaching; nurture, support, inclusion and community access at its heart; a focus on health and wellbeing within the campus and enhanced outdoor facilities for the schools and for the local community.

Planned to host up to 2,000 pupils, the new facility will be located close to the Prince’s Foundation’s Knockroon housing development. It will incorporate primary schools, two academies and two Early Childhood Centres, as well as FE and business facilities.

Rupert Goddard, Partner at Sheppard Robson said: 'We are very excited to have the opportunity to work collaboratively with the communities of Auchinleck, Cumnock and the surrounding area on this complex and sensitive project.”

Looking ahead, a priority for the design team will be to lead on a comprehensive public consultation, seeking the views of pupils, parents, community groups, local residents, businesses, sports clubs and other interested parties to influence the design of the campus. 

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