North Ayrshire

£7.66m North Ayrshire Council scheme sees 49 new council homes built

The latest generation of modern and energy efficient council homes have been completed in North Ayrshire.

The £7.66m project in Dalry has seen 49 new units created as part of a wider plan to build 1,575 new council homes across North Ayrshire.

Supported by a Scottish Government grant of £2.891m, the new development comprises a sheltered housing complex, amenity bungalows, supported accommodation and a new local housing office.

The properties are a mix of one and two bedrooms and the heating for the sheltered housing complex and bungalows is provided by a sustainable biomass district heating system, which also serves the local primary school.

Work started on site in 2018 and despite delays caused by Covid-19 restrictions, was recently completed with the final supported accommodation units.

Commenting, North Ayrshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Green New Deal and Sustainability, Councillor Jim Montgomerie said: “We’re delighted the work has now finished at Watt Court and the final phase of residents can start to move in.

“Unfortunately, our plans were slightly delayed as a result of lockdown restrictions, but we’re sure it will have been worth the wait.

“The houses look fantastic and help bring new vitality to the heart of Dalry.

“We remain on track to deliver one of the most ambitious council house building programmes in the country, building 1,575 new homes in all parts of North Ayrshire, with many homes already completed, under way or in the planning stage.”

North Ayrshire Council is on schedule to complete hundreds of new councils homes this year across the local authority area, including at sites in Arran, Cumbrae, Irvine, Largs and Saltcoats, with developments currently under construction in Irvine and Kilwinning.

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