DEMOLITION of Ayr Grammar School is well underway and making good progress according to Councillor Peter Henderson.

The ambitious £16 million project has been set out to generate a new home for the Primary School and is already making headway.

The aim of the project is to bring the school back to life and a large section of the old buildings will be refurbished and remodelled to create a modern facility with an early year’s centre, community arts facilities and a new Archive and registration Centre.

Councillor Peter Henderson, Portfolio Holder for Resources and Performance explained that the full demolishment will be completed by early next year.

He said: “The ambitious project to relocate Ayr Grammar to this historic site will put it at the heart of the community, with the new school to significantly enhance education for all those who will study there.

“Steady progress is being made on site, with a large section of the old 1939 extension now demolished, and the remainder to be cleared by early next year. The area will be redeveloped as playgrounds, external teaching space and segregated car parking.

“Ultimately we’re delivering significant investment for the school on Fort Street in a move that will secure its future for generations to come.”

The project is being delivered through hub South West, contractors Morrison Construction, and a design team led by BDP Architects and is scheduled for completion in 2020.