What will be the largest modular housing development in Scotland is on track to open its doors by the end of the year.
That’s according to Riverside Scotland, which confirmed that the 63-home development – delivered in partnership with Connect Modular, part of The Wee House Group – is progressing as planned.
The £9.8m project is expected to be fully completed by Autumn 2022.
During a recent visit, Councillor Philip Saxton – Housing and Community Wellbeing portfolio holder for South Ayrshire Council – said: “I’m delighted to see this important development of 63-homes well underway.
“This is the first affordable housing in South Ayrshire constructed using a modular build and I’m delighted to see this innovative approach that will deliver good quality homes for our tenants.
“Dundonald has lacked any development of social housing for decades and this is an important contribution to meeting housing needs not only in Dundonald but within South Ayrshire more widely.
“I look forward to completion and welcoming tenants into their new homes.”
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The development includes a mix of house types, including one-bedroom flats, three-bedroom houses, and two-bedroom amenity bungalows.
Riverside Scotland recently confirmed that seven of the 63 homes are being allocated specifically to veteran households.
The project is Riverside Scotland’s first development in South Ayrshire, and will add to its existing portfolio of 2,000 homes across North Ayrshire, East Ayrshire, and Dumfries and Galloway.
Riverside Scotland (formerly known as Irvine Housing Association) has been part of the Riverside Group since 2011.
Connect Modular are specialists in modular construction design and fabricate all houses in their Ayrshire factory.
Its houses are 90% finished when they depart the factory with kitchens, bathrooms, plumbing and electrics installed, facilitating a shorter build programme and earlier occupancy.
In comparison to a traditional build project, fabrication under factory conditions diminishes waste, improves quality, negates the impacts of adverse weather, and allows for overlap of site preparation and build phases.
Image: Modular homes being lifted into place at Riverside Scotland’s 63-home housing development in South Ayreshire. Credit: Riverside Scotland
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