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How our staff are making a difference to lives across North Ayrshire

North Ayrshire Council has one of the most ambitious Council house building programmes across the country.

And that means, in every part of North Ayrshire, we are making a difference to people’s lives 365 days of the year.

With around 13,000 Council homes stretching from Irvine to Skelmorlie and our islands of Arran and Cumbrae, we are adding to that total through our newest generation of warm, energy-efficient and affordable accommodation.

Our housebuilding programme is more than halfway towards its target of delivering more than 1,600 new homes for families and work continues round the clock on our latest additions.

Delivered through the expertise of our PMI and Housing teams, our newest housing development is at Afton Court, Stevenston, in a project which saw a complete overhaul of the former sheltered housing in the heart of the town.

Cutting-edge and environmentally-friendly

The £1.34m development, supported by £0.66m of Scottish Government funding, saw the creation of six new amenity bungalows which were built using cutting-edge and environmentally-friendly techniques.

The homes were built in sections off-site by Ayrshire firm, Connect Modular – part of the Wee House Group – before being assembled on site.

As well as cutting down on environmental waste, the method of modular construction helped ensure the homes were built quickly with less disruption to neighbours.

Watch the video below to see Connect Modular’s construction in action!

An image showing eight people outside newly-built housing

Gathering pace for 2024/2025

We will also be employing this same method of modular housing construction at two sites in the Garnock Valley. Work got under way last month on 14 new affordable homes across four sites at Laburnum Avenue, Beith, and Newhouse Drive, Kilbirnie.

Construction work is also now under way on 26 new council homes on the site of the former St Mary’s Primary School in Largs. Once complete, the development will be a natural extension to the neighbouring 123-unit Flatt Road development which was completed in 2022.

Many more major projects are in the pipeline for the coming months and years, including North Ayrshire Council’s largest-ever housing development at the former maternity unit site at Ayrshire Central Hospital in Irvine, which will see around 200 new homes built.

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