Left to right: Councillor Donald Reid, Councillor Jimmy Miller, Frank Sweeney, Group CEO, CHA, Gary Climson, McTaggart Construction, Councillor Joe Cullinane, John Kelly, Chair, CHA, Drew Hall, Board Member, CHA, Willie Gibson, Chair of Development Services, CHA.
On 26th May 2021 Leader of the Council, Councillor Joe Cullinan carried out the official ceremony to mark the start of Cunninghame Housing Associations new build project at West Byrehill, Kilwinning.
Work on site commenced on 12th April 2021 and the overall contract period is 95 weeks.
McTaggart Construction are the main contractors is who are based in Dalry and will deliver the works under a design and build contract. A total of 72 new homes are being provided, predominantly 2 and 3 bedroom houses as well as 8 bungalows designed for older people and 3 bungalows designed specifically for wheelchair users.
With total development costs of £11.8 million, the project has benefitted from £6.351 million in Housing Association grant awarded from the Scottish Government.
Councillor Joe Cullinane said “I am delighted to see the construction of this new housing development here in Kilwinning which will provide 72, first-class new homes including 8 bespoke bungalows.
Recently there has been an increase in demand for homes designed to specifically meet the needs of our older residents and those with disabilities, therefore it is reassuring to know that North Ayrshire Council and Housing Associations such as Cunninghame Housing Association, are working in tandem to address those needs and deliver for the people of North Ayrshire.”