New campus in Ayr has green credentials

Agriculture is one of the courses taught at the new campus. The new Riverside Campus in Ayr, which is a joint venture between the Scottish Agricultural College and University of the West of Scotland, has been opened.

Costing £81 million to complete, the energy efficient building was designed to BREEAM excellent standards incorporating the latest in environmentally friendly features.

The campus is located on the Craigie Estate and as the name suggests has a view of the River Ayr and a number of institutions including Historic Scotland were involved in the planning.

Professor Bill McKelvey, principal of the Scottish Agricultural College, said: "By joining forces, the institutions have created a campus that brings great benefits and opportunities for the students who study here, to our staff, to the wider community and to the two institutions as a whole."

Being situated where it is the new campus is ideally suited to teaching agriculture courses and outdoor pursuits, which are among the 22 subjects on offer.

Once buildings have been designed to BREEAM standards they must be reassessed when built in order to gain full accreditation.ADNFCR-3216-ID-801282352-ADNFCR

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