Campus will combine five local primary and secondary schools

Morrison campus

Morrison Construction has bagged a £63.5m education campus in South-west Scotland.

The firm has been appointed preferred contractor to build Knockroon Learning and Enterprise Campus in Cumnock - the largest capital project ever undertaken by East Ayrshire Council.

It will draw together five local primary and secondary schools, early years nursery provision and supported education facilities into a single joint campus on the edge of the town.

A significant proportion of the building’s energy will be generated by onsite renewables, including photovoltaics on the building’s roof and a bio-mass heating system.

Construction is expected to begin later ths year, with an opening scheduled for 2019.