The Ayrshire College Foundation are delighted to provide funding to improve facilities for students in Ayrshire College’s Kilwinning and Ayr Campuses.
The Hospitality Department, which is situated on the top floor of the Dam Park building in Ayr, is being completely reconfigured. The new area will boast a brand new training restaurant, complete with cloakroom and wine cellar. There will be a production kitchen, training kitchen and laundry room. Students will train and work in the restaurant and kitchens as part of hospitality courses in order to gain real life experience. Lecturers will be able to film cooking demonstrations and project these on to screens, so that students can get a clear view. In addition to these incredible facilities there will be six classrooms.
There will also be new student lockers installed as a further improvement to the refurbishment of the student toilets and changing facilities that took place last year.
Work being carried out on the second floor in Ayr.
In Kilwinning, the project will see some major changes to the campus. The Learning Resource Centre (LRC) will be expanded by incorporating the adjacent room. The work done in the LRC will include new stylish furniture, new carpets and it will also boast a brand new Quiet Study Area, where students can have a tranquil area to focus. There will be two large tables with presentation screens that will be useful for students who are completing group work, six booths and three couch areas as well as four computing stations. This will bring a more sociable feel to the LRC and provide students with a pleasant area to study. In addition to this, there will be a new office for staff working in the LRC.
Expansion of the LRC has begun, incorporating room G18.
As well as the main work being carried out in the Learning Resource Centre, there will be bright, comfortable seating in the breakout areas on the first and second floors so that the students have somewhere comfortable to relax with friends at break times. There will also be self-directed study in these areas and students will be able to work in small groups to discuss their projects.
Bright, comfortable seating will fill this breakout area.
Lecture theatre 5 is set to become a new Partnership Centre, a dedicated meeting/conference room that partners, stakeholders and local businesses can use for meetings, training, celebrations etc.
The existing shop will become a new office for the Student Association. The office will be more visible to students and will be easily accessed via the main reception.
Lecture Theatre 5 as it currently looks from the outside.
Inside Lecture Theatre 5, which will soon be the new Partnership Center.