Work under way on North Ayreshire council homes

Work is under way to build two brand new council house developments in the Garnock Valley in North Ayrshire, Scotland.

A total of 14 new homes will be built across four sites at Laburnum Avenue, Beith, and Newhouse Drive, Kilbirnie.

The site was previously occupied by blocks of flats, but these were demolished after being identified for improvement as part of North Ayrshire Council’s Estate Based Regeneration Programme.

The £3m proposals – supported by £1m Scottish government grant – will see seven modern, energy efficient new homes built in each town, and will provide a mix of two-bedroom amenity bungalows and two-bedroom general needs homes.

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

Councillor Tony Gurney, cabinet member for green environment and economy, said: “I’m delighted to see work get under way on this exciting project, which will help revitalise and regenerate communities in Beith and Kilbirnie.

“It is yet another important part of our ambitious house-building programme which will deliver more than 1,600 brand new, energy-efficient homes in every part of North Ayrshire.”

Work got under way this week and construction is expected to be completed in late 2024.

Main image: The site at Newhouse Drive, Kilbirnie

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