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Irvine Housing Association begins work on 77 new homes in Irvine

More than 60% of the new properties have been designed to suit those with additional mobility requirements and help meet the housing needs of veterans.

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Irvine Housing Association has started work on the development of 77 brand new affordable homes in Irvine. The new properties will form phase two of the successful Tarryholme development, where 87 homes were built in 2019.

The £13 million project – which is supported by a £6 million grant from the Scottish Government – should be complete by Autumn 2022 and will include a range of property types to suit all needs, including two-, three- and four- bed homes.

In particular, a key focus is on providing homes for those with specific accessibility needs. As such, more than 60% of the properties will be designed to suit veterans, wheelchair users and those with additional mobility needs.

This includes 12 two-bed cottage flats for veterans, 36 two-bed amenity bungalows, three two-bed bungalows for wheelchair users and 2 three-bed bungalows for wheelchair users.

The remainder of the development – being built by north Ayrshire-based contractor McTaggart Construction - will be made up of two-, three- and four-bedroom general needs housing.

This is the second large-scale development that Irvine HA has announced this year. Last month the association confirmed that work is underway on the development of 63 affordable modular homes in south Ayrshire.

Irvine Housing Association Paul Hillard said: “This is a really exciting time for us, and for our customers. The first phase of the Tarryholme development delivered excellent quality homes that are now being enjoyed by many families, so it’s great to be starting this next phase.

“There is a real need for new homes in Irvine and, while of course the vast majority of our budget is spent maintaining and improving our existing homes, we are committed to playing our part in delivering much needed extra housing capacity within the area. 

“We are delighted to be contributing to the Scottish Government’s plans to deliver 100,000 affordable homes over the next decade.”

Irvine Housing Association confirmed in its Corporate Plan that it will deliver 300 new homes over the next three years.

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