A NEW £3.3 million nursery now being built in Troon is set to be completed early next year.

The new South Ayrshire Council facility, next to the town’s Struthers Primary School, will have room for 100 children from the ages of two to five.

Building work at the site began last week.

As well as the nursery itself, the development will also include a new access route to the building for vehicles and a path for pedestrians.

South Ayrshire Council says the new nursery will be fully kitted out with interactive learning spaces as well as a dedicated play area for the children, with some of the facilities at the centre to be made available to people in the wider community when they’re not being used by the nursery’s children.

These facilities will include a 36m x 18m all-weather outdoor games area as well as a set of outdoor gym equipment.

The new nursery will also have parking space for 20 vehicles as well as a drop-off zone, and an additional nine parking spaces for the sports facilities.

The council says the facility will be built with a more eco-friendly outlook, and with the aim of being as energy efficient as possible.

To that end it will boost photovoltaic roof panels, and air source heat pumps to help with carbon reduction.

Councillor Stephen Ferry, education portfolio holder for South Ayrshire Council said: “This exciting project is a continuation of the Council’s commitment to give children the best possible start in life.

“The centre will have interactive learning spaces, as well as a dedicated play area which is important for child development.”