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Completed housing developments

North Ayrshire Council has delivered a total of 217 affordable homes, since 2011. An investment of over £24million demonstrating our commitment to address housing need.

Completed developments

Dickson Drive, Irvine


Number of homes: 8
Size: 2 and 3 bedroom
Completed: September 2015

Designed to regenerate the area by delivering quality, affordable homes, including 2 amenity bungalows. New homes complement the demolition of selected low demand residential properties, including those above shop units at Dickson Drive. This will help to sustain long term tenancies by providing modern, energy efficient homes that enhance the neighbourhood and meet the needs of families and older people.

Works included landscaping and the construction of a new road, Dickson Way. As part of the initiative, shop units were re-roofed and designated parking spaces for customers and residents were created.

Stevenson Court, Largs

Stevenson Court

Number of homes: 11
Size: 2 bedroom
Cost: £1.3million
Completed: June 2015

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

The flats, designed for older people, include; level access showers, accessible sockets and switches and a communal lift. 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.

John Galt, Irvine

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.

There is level access to all homes. There is provision to install shower cubicles within ground floor toilets and stair lifts in 2 storey homes, if required.

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.

National awards:

  • Winner – Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning 2013 (Quality of Service)
  • Finalist – RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence 2014 (Exemplary Planning to Deliver Housing)

The project was supported by £3.86 million grant assistance from the Scottish Government.

Redstone Wynd & Fir Tree Place, Kilwinning


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. 

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.

The Redstone project was supported by the Scottish Government and received £725k grant assistance as part of the national 'Innovation & Investment Fund'.

National awards:

  • Finalist - Scottish Home Awards 2015 (Small Affordable Housing Development of the Year)

Harley Place, Saltcoats


Number of homes: 5
Size: 2, 3 and 5 bedroom
Completed: December 2013

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

This development received the Scottish Building Standards Bronze award for sustainability. Sustainable features include a solar heated hot water system, a 'constant ventilation' heat recovery system, high levels of insulation and external water butts.

St. Beya Gardens, Millport


Number of homes: 12
Size: 2 bedroom
Cost: £2.3million
Completed: September 2013

Intended as an exemplar of sustainable, affordable, older people’s housing. 

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. The development achieved 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.

The project was supported by the Scottish Government and received £348k, as part of the national 'Innovation & Investment Fund'.

National awards:

  • Winner – Scottish Home Awards 2014 (Rural Development of the Year)
  • Winner – Scottish Home Awards 2014 (Senior Living Development of the Year)
  • Inside Housing – Top 5 Small Affordable Developments in the UK 2014
  • Inside Housing – Top 50 Affordable Developments in the UK 2014
  • Finalist – RICS Scotland Awards 2014 (Residential)
  • Finalist – 24housing Awards 2014 (Affordable Housing Scheme)

St. Michael’s Wynd, Kilwinning


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 received an Eco Homes 'Very Good' Rating for energy efficiency. 

National awards:

  • Finalist – Scottish Home Awards 2013 (Small Affordable Housing Development)
  • Finalist – Scottish Home Awards 2012 (Community Partnership of the Year)

Tay Place, Castlepark, Irvine


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