Excited children, staff and invited guests have celebrated the work going on to build the new £725,000 Auchinleck Early Childhood Centre.
Construction work by Clark Contracts began in August on the single storey building which will accommodate the early childhood centre complete with a playroom and an outdoor play area for children aged 2 to 3 which has a mix of surfaces.
Due for completion in February 2017, the centre has been designed to be extremely energy efficient, with LED lighting that can’t be left on by mistake and an energy efficient boiler. The building also exceeds current Building Standards requirements for insulation.
Councillor Douglas Reid, Leader of the Council, said: “This new Early Childhood Centre in Auchinleck is part of our ambitious ten year capital investment programme which will see tens of millions of pounds invested in our schools. We are building for the future by providing our young people with the very best learning environments and I look forward to seeing the finished project early next year.”
Councillor Stephanie Primrose, Cabinet Member for Skills and Learning, said: “Great progress has already been made on the building which will provide a wonderful learning environment for children in Auchinleck.
“I know that the staff and pupils have been involved in choosing the colour schemes and that the contractor has held a presentation for the children, so it’s a very exciting time for them all and I’m sure they can’t wait to get into their new building early next year.”
Director of Clark Contracts, David Cooper, added: “It’s fantastic to be working with East Ayrshire Council to deliver this exciting project which will provide a valuable facility for the local community.”