Situated on a 19.8-hectare site, the innovative £69m Barony Campus by supply chain partner Morrison Construction is the biggest capital project ever undertaken by East Ayrshire Council. It consolidates five schools (The Robert Burns Academy, Cherry Trees Early Childhood Centre, Hillside School, Lochnorris Primary School and Supported Learning Centre) into one shared community campus, creating a centre for education for the towns of Cumnock, Auchinleck and the surrounding area.
The project for East Ayrshire Council, and based on standards set by the Scottish Futures Trust, includes a secondary school (for 1,633 pupils), a primary school (517 pupils), a nursery (240 children), an 80-place supported learning centre, 30 additional places for students with special educational requirements, playing fields and sport facilities.
For architects Sheppard Robson, sustainability was at the heart of the design from the outset. A dedicated biomass facility within the energy centre provides a sustainable energy supply to the buildings and central roofscapes featuring PV panels, collect as much natural energy as possible.
Fabricator Avtek Solutions utilised Metal Technology’s System 17 Capped Curtain Walling, System 4-35 Hi+ Casement Windows and System 5-20D Hi+ Doors.