Schools / nurseries
East Ayrshire Council
Heron Bros. Ltd
The Darvel Primary School refurbishment was part of East Ayrshire Council's "Better School, Better Learning" proposals.
As well refurbishing the primary school, new nursery accommodation was to be provided as part of a campus with facilities that could be used by the wider community.
The project incorporated working within a live operational school environment which was managed by contractors Heron Bros through collaboration with the school principal.
East Ayrshire Councillor Douglas Reid praised the development as “a welcome addition to the Darvel townscape and the East Ayrshire educational landscape”.
Graham Short, Executive Director of Educational and Social Services, said: “The whole project represents a considerable upgrade of educational facilities in Darvel, with an investment of £5 million.
“The move to the new nursery school wing means that children will be educated in a modern facility, co-located with the primary, allowing for better continuity and sharing of resources”.