Hub South West has appointed Robertson Construction Central West as the preferred Tier 1 Contractor for Irvine’s new £12.5million primary school due to open in 2023.

The new school will support the continued expansion of new housing in the catchment areas of Montgomerie Park and Knadgerhill.

The new facility will be non-denominational and will run to 12 classes. It will also have early learning and childcare classes, with 32 spaces for three- to five-year-olds and 15 spaces for two-year-olds.

It is funded as part of the £2billion Learning Estate Investment Programme, which focuses on delivering high quality, sustainable, low carbon and digitally-enabled learning environments that support sustainable and inclusive economic growth.

Shaun Sands, Project Director for hub South West, said: “We are pleased to be working once again with Robertson Construction, whose experience and expertise will create a truly first-class facility for North Ayrshire Council.

“The school is due to open in August 2023 and, in line with the Scottish Government’s targets of achieving net zero carbon by 2030, will aim to achieve a yearly figure of 67 kwh per square metre.”

Andrew McClelland, Head of Service (Education) North Ayrshire Council said: “Importantly, the new school will ensure that there is sufficient primary and early years capacity to meet future demand in this growing area of Irvine.

"The new facility will be at the heart of the community and will be well placed to be at the forefront of promoting health and wellbeing with fantastic outdoor learning space on site.”