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South Ayrshire modular homes development on track

Programme on track for first families to move into new Dundonald homes by the end of the year.

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Riverside Scotland and Connect Modular, part of The Wee House Group, have confirmed that their joint project to build an affordable modular housing development in Scotland is on track.

The 63-home development will welcome its first families before the end of this year and the project was welcomed by South Ayrshire stakeholders during a recent visit to Connect Modular’s manufacturing facility and the development site.

The £9.8 million project is being delivered by Riverside Scotland (part of The Riverside Group) and Connect Modular, part of The Wee House Group and is expected to be fully completed by Autumn 2022.

During the recent visit, Councillor Philip Saxton, Housing and Community Wellbeing Portfolio Holder for South Ayrshire Council said: "I'm delighted to see this important development of 63-homes well underway. This is the first affordable housing in South Ayrshire constructed using a modular build and I'm delighted to see this innovative approach that will deliver good quality homes for our tenants.

"Dundonald has lacked any development of social housing for decades and this is an important contribution to meeting housing needs not only in Dundonald but within South Ayrshire more widely. I look forward to completion and welcoming tenants into their new homes."

The development will see a blend of house types, including one-bedroom flats, three-bedroom houses and two bedroom amenity bungalows.  

Riverside Scotland also confirmed recently that 11% (7) of the 63 homes are being allocated specifically to veteran households. 

The project is Riverside Scotland’s first development in South Ayrshire and will be an addition to their existing portfolio of 2,000 homes across North Ayrshire, East Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway. 

Connect Modular, specialists in modular construction design and fabricate all houses in their Ayrshire factory. Houses are 90% complete when they depart the factory with kitchens, bathrooms, plumbing and electrics installed, facilitating a significantly shorter build programme and earlier occupancy. In comparison to a traditional build project, fabrication under factory conditions diminishes waste, improves quality, negates the impacts of adverse weather and allows for overlap of site preparation and build phases – a more efficient process all round. 

Riverside Scotland (formerly known as Irvine Housing Association) has been part of the Riverside Group since 2011. The business benefits from the Group’s expertise and financial and business strength to be able to deliver new-build developments and continued investment in existing homes which are essential to ensuring a good standard of living accommodation for all customers. 

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