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Work begins on Scottish modular housing scheme


Site work is getting under way this month on what is claimed to be Scotland’s largest social modular housing development.The £9.8m project will deliver 63 affordable homes in South Ayrshire, with completion due in autumn 2022. It is being carried out by Irvine Housing Association – part of The Riverside Group – and Connect Modular, a division of The Wee House Company.The Wee House Company, which specialises in modular construction, will design and fabricate all houses in its Ayrshire factory. Houses will be 90% complete when they depart the factory with kitchens, bathrooms, plumbing and electrics installed, facilitating a significantly shorter build programme and earlier occupancy.The 63 homes form the first phase of a development of 250 at the site. The first affordable homes will be made available to Irvine Housing Association customers before the end of the year.The development will see a blend of house types, including one-bedroom flats, three-bedroom houses and two-bedroom bungalows. The project is Irvine Housing Association’s first development in South Ayrshire, and will be an addition to its existing portfolio of 2,000 homes across North Ayrshire, East Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway.