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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 September 2022.

Three Towns (including Arran) Developments

Springvale Gardens, Saltcoats

Springvale Gardens, Saltcoats image

Number of homes: 14
Size: 2, 3 and 4 bedroom
Cost: £2.8m
Completed: November 2021

Handover of all 14 homes took place on 29 November 2021. The development provides a mix of amenity bungalows, general needs houses and homes suitable for wheelchair users. The £2.8m project was supported by £0.8m of Scottish Government grant. 

Brathwic Terrace, Arran

Brathwic Terrace, Arran image

Number of homes: 34
Size: 2, 3 and 4 bedroom
Cost: £6.6m
Completed: June 2022

This project delivered the Council’s first homes on the island providing a mix of general needs housing, amenity bungalows and homes suitable for wheelchair users. The £6.6m project was supported by £2.4m of Scottish Government grant.

Kyleshill Court (Canal Court), Saltcoats

Exterior of Kyleshill Court

Number of homes: 36
Size: 1 and 2 bedroom
Cost: £7m
Completed: March 2019

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

The site achieved the Scottish Governments ‘Greener Standard’ and includes sustainable features such as:

  • solar panels
  • energy efficient boilers
  • low energy lighting
  • internal recycling bins
  • high levels of insulation

Glencairn House, Bill Smith Court, Stevenston

Exterior view of Glencairn Housing Complex 

Number of homes: 28
Size: 1 and 2 bedroom
Cost: £5.3m
Completed: April 2018

Glencairn House was built to replace 2 sheltered housing complexes at Afton and Caley Court. The new complex provides new accessible and sustainable sheltered homes with a:

  • communal lounge
  • landscaped courtyard
  • visiting services room
  • scooter store

The heating system is shared with Glencairn Primary School and powered by 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

Exterior of houses on Harley Place

Number of homes: 5
Size: 2, 3 and 5 bedroom
Cost: £630k
Completed: December 2013

This small development provides general needs properties and homes suitable for wheelchair users. The 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

St. Michael’s Wynd, Kilwinning

St. Michael's Wynd, Kilwinning

Number of homes: 79
Size: 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom
Cost: £13.86m (including £4.66m of Scottish Government funding)
Completed: September 2022

Built on the site of the former St. Michael’s Academy, this development provides a mix of general needs houses, sheltered housing, amenity bungalows and homes suitable for wheelchair users. The site also includes supported accommodation which allows the Health and Social Care Partnership to support residents in their own homes with a 24 hour, on site, staff base.

This is a second phase of the St Michael’s Wynd development which completed in 2012.

Dalrymple Gardens, Irvine

Dalrymple Gardens, Irvine

Number of homes: 33
Size: 1 and 2 bedroom
Cost: £5.8m
Completed: October 2021

The 33-unit project provides a new sheltered housing complex containing 24 flats and 9 bungalows which are suitable for wheelchair users. The development replaced the previous Dalrymple Court sheltered housing unit which was demolished as it was no longer fit for purpose.
The project was supported by £1.9m of Scottish Government grant and was completed during October 2021.

Former Towerlands Primary School, Irvine

Former Towerlands Primary School, Irvine

Number of units: 50 (47 homes) 
Size: 2, 3 and 4 bedroom
Cost: £8.6m
Completed: March 2022

The 50 unit development on the site of the former Towerlands Primary School completed in March 2022. The site provides a mix of amenity bungalows, general needs houses and homes suitable for wheelchair users. The £8.6m project was supported by £3m of Scottish Government grant. 

Dickson Drive, Irvine (Phase 2)

Terrace housing at Dickson Drive

Number of homes: 24
Size: 2 and 3 bedroom
Cost: £3.7m
Completed: March 2020

The project provides a second phase to the regeneration project which was completed in 2015. The site provides general needs homes, accessible properties and amenity bungalows.

In addition to the general sustainability features within all homes, the site includes two unique ‘Sustainable Demonstrator Homes’ which showcase the latest design, technology and set a benchmark for building sustainable properties at both a local and national level – meeting the highest sustainability ratings.

Trindlemoss Court, Irvine

Open plan interior showing kitchen and access to outdoor space

Number of homes: 20
Size: 1 bedroom
Completed: January 2020

This refurbishment of 20 supported accommodation homes is part of a wider project in partnership with the North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership.

Robert W Service Court, Kilwinning

Housing complex in Kilwinning

Number of homes: 23
Size: 1 and 2 bedroom
Cost: £2.8m
Complete: September 2017

The homes were refurbished to improve accessibility and the complex includes a new visiting services room, a new scooter store and improved external landscaping and design.

Cheviot Gardens, Irvine

Row of houses at Cheviot Gardens in Irvine

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 has been used to deliver new affordable homes incorporating homes for people with specific needs including wheelchair liveable properties and amenity bungalows.

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

Vennel Gardens, Irvine

vennel gardens

Number of homes: 16
Size: 1 bedroom
Cost: £3.4million
Completed: November 2015

Kiln Court, a sheltered housing unit which was found to be no longer fit for purpose, was demolished to make way for this brand new complex. Vennel Gardens provides 16 one bedroom sheltered housing units and a community hub.

A range of activities are on offer within the hub for residents and older people in the wider community to take part in.

Dickson Drive, Irvine (Phase 1)

Houses on Dickson Drive, Irvine

Number of homes: 8
Size: 2 and 3 bedroom
Cost: £2.5m
Completed: September 2015

This regeneration project 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.

John Galt, Irvine

Row of houses

Number of homes: 80
Size: 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom
Cost: £8.2million
Completed: March 2015

The former John Galt Primary School site was redeveloped to provide 80 new homes including general needs, amenity standard and properties suitable for wheelchair users.

Redstone Wynd & Fir Tree Place, Kilwinning

Houses on Redstone Wynd, Kilwinning

Number of homes: 46
Size: 2, 3 and 4 bedroom
Cost: £5.5million
Completed: June 2014

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

St. Michael’s Wynd, Kilwinning

Houses in St. Michael's Wynd, Kilwinning

Number of homes: 40
Size: 2, 3 and 4 bedroom
Cost: £3.84million
Completed: February 2012

Developed on the site of the former St. Michael’s Academy, this development provides general needs, amenity standard and homes suitable for wheelchair users.

Tay Place, Castlepark, Irvine

Street view of Tay Place, Irvine

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 provided general needs houses and amenity standard bungalows.

Garnock Valley Developments

Watt Gardens, Dalry

watt gardens

Number of homes: 45 (49 units)
Size: 1 and 2 bedroom
Status: Completed December 2020

The former Watt Court has been demolished and replaced by a modern, accessible sheltered housing complex which includes a community hub, visiting services room and scooter store.

The site also provides amenity bungalows, a brand new housing office and a new supported accommodation unit which allows the Health and Social Care Partnership to provide support to residents in their own homes with a 24 hour, on site, staff base.

Kilbirnie Housing Office

Kilbirnie Housing Office

Number of homes: 3
Size: 1 and 2 bedroom
Completed: March 2020

The former Kilbirnie Housing Office has been redeveloped into three town centre amenity properties.

Montgomery Court, Kilbirnie

Montgomery Court, Kilbirnie

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 has a dementia friendly design with assistance from Stirling University’s Dementia Services.

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

St. Colm’s Place, Largs

St. Colm's Place, Largs

Size: 1 and 2 bedrooms
Cost: £4.7m (including £1.7m of Scottish Government funding)
Status: Completed

The sheltered housing complex at St. Colm’s Place has been demolished and rebuilt to provide 29 new accessible homes for older people. 

Flatt Road, Largs

Flatt Road, Largs

Number of homes: 122 (123 units)
Size: 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom
Cost: £20.2m (supported by £7.26m Scottish Government grant)
Completed: December 2021

The latest generation of modern and energy-efficient council homes have been completed in North Ayrshire on the site of the former Largs Academy and Kelburn Primary School. This is the Council’s largest new affordable housing development to date.

The new development comprises a sheltered housing complex which was utilised to provide an assistive technology demonstrator home, general needs housing, amenity bungalows, supported accommodation and homes for wheelchair users. The properties are a mix of one, two, three and four bedrooms.

The new homes include features such as a biomass district heating system, heat interface units (HIU) in each home, smart dual zone temperature controls, solar photovoltaic panel installations, water saving taps and toilets, low energy LED lighting and mechanical ventilation systems.

The sheltered housing unit includes a community hub which will be open to the public for use in line with government guidance on indoor gatherings. It is anticipated that the hub will offer activities tailored to the local community.

The supported accommodation has been designed specifically to allow tenants with additional support needs to live more independently. The unit contains a staff base which will operate 24 hours per day.

The development includes an innovative ‘daily mile’ path network and outdoor gym equipment, to encourage physical activity and provide health and wellbeing benefits.

Lady Margaret Court, Millport

Lady Margaret Court, Millport

Number of homes: 18
Size: 2, 3 and 4 bedroom
Cost: £3.6m
Completed: July 2021

The 18 new homes provide sought-after modern, affordable, energy-efficient homes. 

This £3.6m project was supported by £1.3m of Scottish Government grant and provides amenity bungalows, general needs houses and homes suitable for wheelchair users. The new development has been a positive addition to the first phase development which completed in 2013.

Montgomerie View, Seamill

Terraced properties at Montgomerie View, Seamill

Number of homes: 31
Size: 1 and 2 bedroom
Completed: November 2019

This development has a mix of general needs houses, general needs flats, amenity flats, and a wheelchair accessible flat, developed in partnership with local developers through North Ayrshire Council’s Affordable Housing Policy.

The units were constructed in an off-site factory and then transported to the site in three parts for assembly, this is a first for North Ayrshire Council and reduced construction time, improved construction quality, and reduced waste.

Stevenson Court, Largs

Front elevation of Stevenson Court building, Largs 

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 original stone bell tower from the Stevenson Institute was restored and incorporated in the entrance.

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

St. Beya Gardens, Millport

Two bedroom bungalow

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

Consisting of 2 bedroom bungalows, the project 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.

Development Partners

In addition to the new council house building programme, some of our housing association development partners are building new affordable homes within North Ayrshire. More information on these projects can be found on the websites of each housing association.

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