After years in the making, The Barony Campus, a super-school in East Ayrshire is ready to open on Monday, October 26.

In anticipation of the grand opening East Ayrshire Council has released a swathe of new photos, all included in the slideshow at the top of this article.

The £69 million site will see students from five schools across the area brought under one roof.

The schools being merged are Cumnock Academy and Supported Learning Centre; Auchinleck Academy; Barshare Primary School, Supported Learning Centre and Early Childhood Centre; Greenmill Primary School and Early Childhood Centre; Hillside ASN School.

It will house Early Years, Primary and Secondary students, including young people with additional support needs.

Cumnock Chronicle: The immersive cinema space.The immersive cinema space.

The campus will be one of the most advanced in Scotland, benefitting from an immersive cinema space, hydrotherapy pool, a state of the art sensory room, and additional therapy spaces.

The design features lots of open-plan spaces, with a much more relaxed environment than traditional classrooms. There is a 'STEM plaza' where experiments can be undertaken in the atrium. 

Cumnock Chronicle: The STEM plaza.The STEM plaza.

There are also soft play areas, private retreat spaces for children to unwind and even bean bags in some areas of the campus.

Pephaps one of the most notable features of the campus is the Spanish Steps leading from the ground to the first floor, which are wide enough in places to also be used as a seating area.

Cumnock Chronicle: The Spanish Steps.The Spanish Steps.

Morrison Construction commenced work on the site on Monday, April 30 and last week they handed the building over to the council having finished the project, almost to the initial timeframe, which was for completion in time for the 2020/21 academic year.

Cumnock Chronicle: Lochnorris Breakout Area.Lochnorris Breakout Area.

Phase one of the opening will see students from Auchinleck and Cumnock academies, which closed for the final time last week, attend the school.

Phase two will see the opening of the Cherry Trees Early Childhood Centre, Hillside School and Lochnorris Primary School and Supported Learning Centre

Phase two is not anticipated for another month yet. The plan is for students attending these sections of the campus to begin on Wednesday, November 18.