Basic Site Details

Name: New Technical College, Ayr
Town, district or village: Ayr
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Not to be confused with the industrial school which was called the technical college in the 1950s. See separate entry

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Ayr CollegeYesName in 2013

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1College  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Content Avenue  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 420 January 1961 Scheme acceptedfor new technical college at cost of 800,000 per Builder p158
Item 2 of 4February 1961June 1964Build/constructionactual start date and estimated completion date for new technical college per Builder 28 Apr 1961 p811
Item 3 of 43 February 1961 Build/constructionsite prep started, building to start before April per Builder p243
Item 4 of 42001 AdditionRecessed entrance added. Also wedge shaped building at right angles to main building.


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 2Robert Govan LindsayArchitectA19611965 
Item 2 of 2Boswell, Mitchell & JohnstonArchitectural practiceBc. 2001 Wedge shaped building added at right angles.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Education Authority 

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Ayr College, Aeronautics Building 

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1Education Building Programme, Ayrshire 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Close, Rob and Riches, Anne2012The Buildings of Scotland: Ayrshire & Arran New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp168

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder20 January 1961  p158
Item 2 of 3Builder3 February 1961  '10m. for New Schools' p243
Item 3 of 3Builder28 April 1961  'New Technical Colleges, Scotland' p811