Kilmarnock Road, located in the centre of the town, comprises a total of 17 units including a purpose-built assisted living flatted block of 13, one-bedroom dwellings as well as four bungalows that will be specially adapted for wheelchair users.
It is being led by East Ayrshire Council and CCG (Scotland) as part of a strategic housebuilding programme that has been undertaken across the region since 2017 and has since delivered two similar developments of a similar kind with the Macuhline being the first that utilises an entirely renewable energy strategy that will be supported Arc-Tech MU with the design, supply, and install of a Water and Electrical services package.
Ground was officially broken on-site this February by members of the Council and the East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership.
Councillor Douglas Reid, Leader of the Council, was joined at the official ground-breaking by Councillors Jim McMahon, Claire Leitch, William Lennox and Alyson Simmons.
“It was great to be on-site to see the progress and for the official ground-breaking to take place. I am pleased to report that the build is going really well and is on schedule. This will not only provide 13 new homes but will allow people to live independently in our community.
“I am really proud of our house building programme and our move towards delivering net zero. This means that carbon emissions associated with regulated operational energy will be equal to zero so we will be installing air-source heat pumps and solar panels.
“In this ongoing Cost of Living crisis providing good quality, affordable, energy-efficient housing is so important and ensures that local needs are also met into the future.”
The project is being developed with £1.3m of grant funding from the Scottish Government and contributes to their target of delivering 110,000 affordable homes by 2032.< back