The final phase of the construction work at a new school campus in Prestwick has been completed.

Glenburn Primary, St Ninian’s Primary and the new Prestwick North Early Years Centre moved into the new Prestwick North Education Campus in August last year, and their new all-weather pitch was completed just before Christmas.

The final phase of work has seen the remaining external areas, including the rest of the playground and the staff car park, completed and the site handed over to South Ayrshire Council (SAC).

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The £20m project was delivered by SAC's development partner, Hub South West Scotland, and their construction partner Morgan Sindall.

A formal opening ceremony will take place in June.

Designed by BDP architects, the council says the campus features "inspiring modern spaces for teaching and learning".

The playground provides an exciting and varied environment for play and for learning, including an allotment garden an amphitheatre and tunnels below grass mounds.

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The buildings are designed to be highly energy efficient, incorporating large numbers of solar panels, heat pumps and other sustainable measures, as well as a highly insulated envelope.

Data on the building’s performance so far indicates that energy consumption has decreased by 61 per cent, when comparing the new campus with the two schools it replaced.

Councillor Stephen Ferry, South Ayrshire Council’s portfolio holder for education, said: “Prestwick North Educational Campus is providing pupils and staff with a modern and engaging environment for learning.

"We’re continuing the transformation of learning in South Ayrshire with our school build programme, and I’d like to extend my thanks to everyone involved in making this project a huge success.

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"I know pupils are thriving in their new environment.”

Stuart Parker, managing director of Morgan Sindall’s Scotland team, said: “We are delighted to handover the keys to Prestwick North Education Campus after completing the final phase of external works.

"Our team, including our invaluable local supply chain, have worked tirelessly on this development and thanks to a shared vision with our project partners, we have created a sustainable and inspiring state-of-the-art place to learn.”