The Irvine Housing Association begins work on 77 new homes
Irvine Housing Association has started development on 77 brand new affordable homes in Irvine.
Homes built in the first phase of the Irvine Housing Association’s Tarryholme development
The new properties form the second phase of the successful Tarryholme development, in which 87 houses were built in 2019.
The £ 13m project – backed by a £ 6m grant from the EU Scottish Government – should be completed by autumn 2022 and should include a range of property types to suit all requirements, including two, three and four-bed houses.
A main focus is in particular on the provision of apartments for people with specific accessibility requirements. Therefore, more than 60% of the properties are designed for veterans, wheelchair users and those with additional mobility needs.
These include 12 two-bed cottages for veterans, 36 two-bed bungalows, three two-bed bungalows for wheelchair users, and two three-bed bungalows for wheelchair users.
The remainder of the development is being built by a North Ayrshire based contractor McTaggart Construction – will consist of two, three and four bedroom apartments for general needs.
This is the second large-scale development the Irvine Housing Association announced this year. Earlier this year, the association confirmed that it is currently developing 63 affordable modular homes in South Ayrshire – the largest of its kind in the country.
Paul Hillard, executive director of the Irvine Housing Association said: “This is a really exciting time for us and our customers. The first phase of the Tarryholme development yielded excellent quality homes that are now used by many families. So it’s great to start on this next phase.
“There is an urgent need for new homes in Irvine, and while of course most of our budget goes to maintaining and upgrading our existing homes, we are determined to do our part to provide much-needed additional housing in the area.
“We are excited to be contributing to the Scottish Government’s plans to deliver 100,000 affordable homes over the next ten years. As part of the Riverside Group, we can invest more money in building new homes than many of our colleagues, and that makes me very proud. ”
The Irvine Housing Association confirmed in its business plan that it will deliver 300 new homes over the next three years.
The organization was part of the Riverside Group The company benefits from the Group’s expertise and financial and business strength to deliver new construction projects and continued investment in existing homes, which are essential to ensuring a good standard of living for all customers.