Kilmarnock Academy Legacy Project


Our New Home

In response to the Press Release by Local Government Minister Kevin Stewart on Monday 12th March, Centrestage is delighted to have been supported by the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Fund which will enable the regeneration of Kilmarnock Academy.

Centrestage is honoured to secure this iconic educational site, which has an abundance of historical importance and character, with huge emotional attachment across the community.

In Safe Hands

Who would have thought when we opened the doors at James Little Street in Kilmarnock back in 2006 that twelve years later we would be announcing an incredibly exciting move to Kilmarnock Academy.

We are delighted to be working to relocate all of our activities to the iconic Kilmarnock landmark and are very grateful to East Ayrshire Council, The Scottish Government and The Hunter Foundation for their advice and support in making this a reality. So, the site is in safe hands and we will do everything we can to regenerate Kilmarnock Academy for the Town and the wider Ayrshire community, breathing new air into the space with the ‘arts at the heart’.

‘Share our Vision’ Event

On Wednesday 2nd May 2018 we presented our first of many community consultations around our move to Kilmarnock Academy. The event provided the opportunity to share our vision and plans for this iconic site and ensure that all our neighbours and the wider community are on this exciting journey with us, by answering any questions they had around the project. The event was well attended and welcomed an audience from across our Ayrshire communities.

Download the full ‘Share our Vision’ consultation report for the event.

We will keep you posted on future events planned. In the meantime if you have any questions and would like to speak with a member of our team, call 01563 551505 and ask for Andy or Frank from our Kilmarnock Academy project team who will be more that happy to help.

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Kilmarnock Academy Legacy Project ‘Design Statement’

Introducing our Kilmarnock Academy Legacy Project ‘Design Statement’. The Design Statement provides an inclusive summary of the project including overview of Centrestage, site details, proposed design strategy, application consultation and appendices. Click on the link for full access to the statement and if you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Download the `Design Statement`

Scotland's national chef and cabinet secretary visit our new home

The sun shone as the Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities, Angela Constance MSP and Gary MacLean, Scotland’s National Chef and winner of the BBC MasterChef Professionals 2016 visited Kilmarnock Academy on Tuesday 29th May, to see some of the work of Centrestage and hear more of their plans to relocate to the iconic site.

Read more here.