Preparation for the construction of North Ayrshire’s new multi-million Additional Support Needs campus in Stevenston, Scotland is underway, Commercial People has learned.
The new educational campus, which will accommodate 2010 pupils from ‘Early Years’ through to Secondary, will also feature a Respite and Residential facility as well, and is scheduled to open next year.
Councillor John Bell, Cabinet Member for Education, said: “We are all extremely excited about this development and the impact it will have for young people and their families across North Ayrshire.
“We believe both facilities – the ASN campus and the Respite and Residential facility – will be a massive asset for the area. We are now looking forward to [the] work getting started over the coming weeks.”
The school, which will combine with James McFarlane, Stanecastle, James Reid and Haysholm schools, will provide a flexible learning solution for young people with a range of additional support needs.
It is reported that the school will also feature a hydrotherapy pool, gym facilities, soft play, playground equipment and outdoor learning spaces.
Morrison Construction will be the main contractor of the project which has been developed by North Ayrshire Council, alongside Hub South West.
Michael McBrearty, Chief Executive of Hub South West, said: “The ASN school and R&R facility will be a credit to North Ayrshire and will provide young people in the area with the best possible start in life. We are very pleased to be working with the Council on this project which we expect to be completed next year.”