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Completed housing developments

North Ayrshire Council is committed to ensuring continuous improvement within local areas. This can range from new homes, through housing association and council house building, to the regeneration of existing sites. 

The following developments were completed between March 2011 and March 2019. 

Three Towns (including Arran) Developments

Kyleshill Court (Canal Court), Saltcoats

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Number of homes: 36
Size: 1 and 2 bedroom
Cost: £7m

Completed: March 2019

Canal Court and the David White Centre have been demolished to make way for a new sheltered housing complex and community hub which includes a communal lounge, secure landscaped courtyard, a visiting services room and scooter store.

The Health and Social Care Partnership have developed a community ‘hub’ within the site as part of the project.

The new development has been named Kyleshill Court and the David White Community Hub.

The £7m development achieved the Scottish Governments ‘Greener Standard’ and includes sustainable features such as:

•          solar panels,

•          energy efficient boilers,

•          low energy lighting,

•          internal recycling bins, and

•          high levels of insulation.

Work commenced on 31 July 2017 and completed on 11 March 2019.

Glencairn House, Bill Smith Court, Stevenston

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Number of homes: 28
Size: 1 and 2 bedroom
Cost: £5.3m

Completed: April 2018

Glencairn House was built to replace two sheltered housing complexes at Afton and Caley Court.

The 28 unit sheltered housing development provides one and two bedroom properties specifically designed to be accessible and sustainable. The facility provides a communal lounge, landscaped courtyard, a visiting services room and scooter store.

The heating system within the complex is shared with Glencairn Primary School and is powered from renewable, sustainably sourced biomass. This lowers carbon emissions and provides lower energy bills for tenants.

Solar panels generate electricity for the communal lighting of the building.

Harley Place, Saltcoats

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Number of homes: 5
Size: 2, 3 and 5 bedroom
Cost: £630k

Completed: December 2013

Consisting of both general needs properties and homes suitable for wheelchair users.

Sustainable features include a solar heated hot water system, a 'constant ventilation' heat recovery system, high levels of insulation and external water butts.

Irvine / Kilwinning Developments

Robert W Service Court, Kilwinning

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Number of homes: 23
Size: 1 and 2 bedroom
Cost: £2.8m

Complete: September 2017

Robert W Service Court was refurbished as part of the Sheltered Housing Re-provisioning Programme. The sheltered units are all designed to be accessible to cater for the varying needs of the older population. 

The project was designed by the Council’s Property Management and Investment team in partnership with Housing Services.

The refurbished building includes a new visiting services room, a new scooter store and improved external landscaping.

Cheviot Gardens, Irvine

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Number of homes: 34 (35 units)
Size: 1, 2, 3 and 5 bedroom
Cost: £4.6m

Completed: August 2017

The land at the former Fencedyke Primary School site has been used to deliver new affordable homes. 

Providing a mixture of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom properties and one 5 bedroom home, this development has been built to cater for the needs of the local population. 

In addition to affordable general needs homes, the site incorporates homes for people with specific needs including wheelchair liveable properties and amenity bungalows. 

The properties have been designed based on a historic street formation – traditional in the Irvine area.

Dickson Drive, Irvine

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Number of homes: 8
Size: 2 and 3 bedroom
Cost: £2.5m

Completed: September 2015

This development was part of a regeneration project which demolished existing flats to provide high quality, affordable homes, including 2 amenity bungalows.

Works included landscaping and the construction of a new road, Dickson Way, creating more connections in the area and improving its appeal and security. As part of the initiative, the flats above the shops were demolished, shop units were re-roofed and designated parking spaces for customers and residents were created. 

John Galt, Irvine

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Number of homes: 80
Size: 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom
Cost: £8.2million

Completed: March 2015

On the site of the former John Galt Primary School, this project is one of the largest undertaken by the council, delivering 80 new homes including general needs, amenity standard and properties suitable for wheelchair users.

There is level access to all homes and some properties include ground floor bedrooms.

John Galt has achieved the 'Eco Homes - Very good' accreditation for sustainable buildings. Features include; efficient condensing boilers, high levels of insulation, appliances to reduce water consumption, and low energy lighting.

Redstone Wynd & Fir Tree Place, Kilwinning

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Number of homes: 46
Size: 2, 3 and 4 bedroom
Cost: £5.5million

Completed: June 2014

This development includes 9 homes designed for tenants with particular needs. Providing a housing environment that encourages independent living and reduces energy bills.

The project has received an Eco Homes ‘Very Good’ Rating for sustainability. Design features include gas condensing boilers, high levels of insulation, bathroom appliances to reduce water consumption and water butts to recycle rainwater for garden use.

North Ayrshire Council worked with the Scottish Wildlife Trust to establish links to Coursehill Muir Wood. A wild flower area edges the development. Bat and swift boxes, on the gable walls of homes encourage nesting of these protected species.

St. Michael’s Wynd, Kilwinning

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Number of homes: 40
Size: 2, 3 and 4 bedroom
Cost: £3.84million

Completed: February 2012

Consisting of general needs, amenity standard and homes suitable for wheelchair users. 

The development has received an Eco Homes 'Very Good' Rating for energy efficiency. Sustainable features include: efficient gas condensing boilers, bathroom appliances to reduce water consumption and water butts to recycle rainwater for garden use.

Tay Place, Castlepark, Irvine

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Number of homes: 23
Size: 2, 3 and 4 bedroom
Cost: £2.39m

Completed: March 2011

North Ayrshire Council's first new build council housing project. Consisting of general needs houses and amenity standard bungalows, designed for older people. 

Garnock Valley Developments

Dickson Court, Beith

DIckson Court Completed 

Number of homes: 22
Size: 1 and 2 bedrooms
Cost: £2.2m

Status: Completed

The refurbishment of Dickson Court sheltered housing complex is now complete.

The project included:

  • A new energy efficient communal heating system
  • A new roof and insulated render system to increase energy efficiency
  • New windows and doors throughout
  • Creation of a visiting services room
  • Creation of a scooter store
  • Upgrade of communal areas

Work to tenants’ homes included:

  • New central heating
  • Electrical rewire
  • Wet floor shower rooms
  • Redesigned kitchens

Montgomery Court, Kilbirnie

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Number of homes: 24
Size: 1 and 2 bedrooms
Cost: £4.8m

Complete: January 2017

The former Montgomery Court was demolished to make way for a new £4.8 million development.

The project includes 16 one-bedroom homes within a new Sheltered Housing Complex and 8 two-bedroom amenity bungalows.

The site was designed by the Council’s Property Management and Investment team in partnership with Housing Services and the Health and Social Care Partnership. The project has a dementia friendly design with assistance from Stirling University’s Dementia Services.

To support independent living, the complex is modern and accessible with communal areas, integral scooter stores, a visiting services room, guest bedroom and landscaped courtyards.

The Health and Social Care Partnership has developed a 'hub' on the site, to enable the delivery of a range of services for both tenants and the local community. 

North Coast (including Cumbrae) Developments

Stevenson Court, Largs

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Number of homes: 11
Size: 2 bedroom
Cost: £1.3million

Completed: June 2015

A joint project between Housing Services and the Health and Social Care Partnership created 11 amenity standard flats and an older people's Resource Centre, on the site of the former Stevenson Institute.

The flats include level access showers and tenants benefit from individual, ground floor, secure stores that can be used for charging and storing mobility scooters.

The Resource Centre, incorporating a Day Care Centre, has been designed in a dementia friendly manner. The centre will be used as an exemplar for future North Ayrshire Council facilities.

The original stone bell tower from the Stevenson Institute was restored and incorporated into the entrance of the flats. 

St. Beya Gardens, Millport

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Number of homes: 12
Size: 2 bedroom
Cost: £2.3million

Completed: September 2013

Consisting of 2 bedroom bungalows, the project has delivered the first council houses on the island in more than 30 years.

Air Source Heat Pumps provide heating and hot water. This helped the development achieve the Scottish Building Standards Silver Active award for sustainability.

All homes have under floor heating, triple glazing, passive stack technology, portable energy monitors and high levels of insulation.