In 2017 staff and pupils of Ayr Academy relocated to a modern new campus, leaving the 200 year old former school building vacant. The Category B Listed building has since been repurposed to create the Ayr Grammar Campus, a multi-use facility that services young people, adult learners and the wider community.
The former Ayr Academy building has been partly demolished, refurbished and extended to create a new educational campus with archive. This includes a bright new entrance connecting the primary school, early years and community facilities. The new archive contains a fine art store and registration space which greatly enhances public access to the town's records.
Winner - Special Award - Conservation - Glasgow Institute of Architects Awards 2021
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