Below you will find details on the development size & location as well as site plans, house styles, photographs, internal walk through videos, drone footage and a 360° walkthrough where available.
The Association has recently acquired the site at Bridgehousehill Road from Connect Modular on 31 March 2022. We have now entered into a Design & Build Contract with them to deliver 101 new homes for rent.
Works commenced on site late July 2022.
This modular house development is the first project of this type to be undertaken by the Association and the largest modular construction project for Connect Modular with a Registered Social Landlord(RSL). There will be a mixture of 2,3 & 4 bedroom general needs houses, together with a number of amenity bungalows and 5 wheelchair designed bungalows.
The Association has been working with Connect Modular over the last 18 months on design proposals to deliver affordable housing for rent on a site at Bridgehousehill Road, Kilmarnock.
Connect Modular had approached us with a site which was in their ownership, with a view to selling the site to Cunninghame Housing Association and us entering into a Design & Build Contract for them to construct the new homes.
CHA has never delivered a modular housing project before and this is a first for us, and it is also the largest modular construction project Connect Modular has undertaken for a Registered Social Landlord.
The new homes will be built off-site, in Connect Modular’s premises in Cumnock within a controlled factory environment. The houses will be built in the factory with kitchens, bathrooms, plumbing and electrics all pre-fitted. The houses are then split into modules, transported to site, and craned into position for the final 10% of the work to be completed.
“We are delighted to be working in partnership with Connect Modular to deliver this important development of 101 new modular homes. This is the first modular construction project undertaken by Cunninghame Housing Association and the largest modular low-rise housing development in Scotland. We are excited to be part of this innovative and efficient method of construction. We recognise the significant environmental benefits of the build and that the units will be built in Connect Modular’s Ayrshire factory, to a very high standard, and delivered to site. With the support of our Strategic partners, East Ayrshire Council and the Scottish Government, we are able to provide these highly sought after affordable new homes in this popular area of Kilmarnock”.
Frank Sweeney, Chief Executive Officer, Cunninghame Housing Association
Acquisition – The Association acquired the site from Connect Modular on 31 March 2022.
Site start– work commenced on site on 27 July 2022 with some advance work (setting up site compound, site strip underway) carried out in advance of the formal site start. Contract period- works are programmed to be on site for 122 weeks.
“It was a pleasure to attend the sod cutting ceremony on 1st August at Bridgehousehill Road, marking the start of a new range of house types being built in the area. It will be interesting to see the different approach being taken to building houses and I very much look forward to seeing them completed, which I am sure will be to a very high standard”
East Ayrshire Council Provost Jim Todd
Housing mix and allocation
The site will deliver a total of 101 new build homes for rent.
The housing mix comprises a mixture of two, three and four bedroom general needs houses, together with 10 amenity bungalows and 5 bungalows designed for wheelchair users.
All properties will be allocated to applicants selected from the East Ayrshire Council common housing register. The site is situated in an area of high demand therefore we expect the new homes to be sought after.
“It’s fantastic to see this development underway which I know will provide high quality affordable homes within the local community and make a real and lasting difference to the lives of the new residents. We are proud of having delivered 111,750 affordable homes since 2007 with over 78,000 for social rent and these new homes will contribute towards our ambitious target of delivering 110,000 affordable homes by 2032, of which 70% will be for social rent and 10% in remote, rural and island communities These 101 new homes for social rent, supported by £10.5 million of Scottish Government investment, are being built to a high standard using off-site construction methods. I recently visited the Connect Modular factory in Cumnock to see the quality for myself and I’m pleased people will benefit from these new homes.”
Housing Secretary Shona Robison
Project Costs and funding
This £17m project is being delivered by Cunninghame Housing Association with the support of the Scottish Government and East Ayrshire Council.
Our strategic partners have committed significant funding to enable work to proceed with £10.5m in Housing Association Grant from the Scottish Government and the Association contributing £7m in private finance.
The Association has appointed TCS Construction Consultants as our Employers Agent.
Connect Modular have appointed Robert Potter & Partners as the Architect who designed the new houses and their Structural Consultant for the project is Dougall Baillie Associates.
Connect Modular are an Ayrshire based company and are an industry leader in the manufacture of modular homes. We are looking forward to embarking on this journey with them and to taking handover of our first modular homes.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to deliver a modular project at this scale. This project is a clear demonstration of Cunninghame, Scottish Government and the Council’s confidence in the ability of modular construction to provide better quality homes, to reduce construction waste and emissions, and to enable tenants to move in to their much-needed homes faster.”
Jennifer Higgins, Managing Director of Connect Modular
BUILDING COMMUNITIES IN East Ayrshire
Connect Modular Press Release
A press release regarding the development project has been issued by our project partner: Connect Modular. You can read all about it by clicking the button.
Approved Cross Section
Approved Plot Levels
Information on house styles and floor plans, as well as some further information on the development can be found on the following document: