A new social housing development has been completed in Kilwinning Town by Cunninghame Housing Association (CHA) and CCG Scotland Ltd.
The development was supported by strategic partners North Ayrshire Council (NAC) and the Scottish National Party (SNP) The Scottish Government, which awarded a £4.5 million grant.
Weirston Road comprises new houses and flats for rent in a mixture of 2 & 3 bedroom general needs houses, amenity cottage flats for older and less mobile people, and two houses designed specifically for those with wheelchair needs. The homes were constructed using CCG’s ‘iQ’ panelised timber frame system to deliver on quality and environmental efficiency standards.
CCG chairman and CEO Alastair Wylie said:
“One of the first projects procured through the Scottish Procurement Alliance NH1 Framework, Weirston Road has brought much-need affordable homes to Kilwinning. The development is a leading example for quality and sustainability standards and the long-term benefits will be felt by the new residents.”
CCG also delivered a robust programme of community benefits including three full-time jobs, one trade apprenticeship and two work placements.
Frank Sweeney, CHA Chief Executive added:
“CHA, NAC and CCG are all committed to creating and maximising benefits for the community. The Weirston Road project is a testament to this partnership working and what it can achieve.”
Patricia Gibson MP added:
“I am delighted to see these much needed, innovative and high quality new homes being delivered in Kilwinning.
“The SNP Government has the most ambitious house build programme in the UK, investing more than £3 billion to deliver 50,000 affordable homes across Scotland over five years.
“Here in North Ayrshire, £102.18 million of SNP Government grant, with partners such as CHA, NAC and CCG working together, will deliver 1,732 new homes here in North Ayrshire.
“This investment is sustaining and creating employment opportunities for local people including as happened at Weirston Road.”
The Weirston Road project was procured through the Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA).