39 flats on waste ground
Eyesore wasteland being used as a rough car park is now being transformed into 39 flats.
The desolate site on Peebles Street in Ayrshire is being developed at a cost of £ 5.3 million by Ayrshire Housing.
It will help plug a gap in the market for quality one and two- bed rental flats near the town centre at reasonable prices.
A government grant is paying half the tab of the development with builders CCG ( Scotland) now on site.
Ayrshire Housing say there’s been a “substantial unmet need” in affordable homes.
Chairman Rhonda Leith said: “We’ve been looking to develop this key site for over ten years. I’m pleased that our partnership with CCG has at last made this possible.”
There will be a central landscaped courtyard as well as car parking.
Sections of factory- built frame will be trucked in, complete with insulation, plasterboard, windows and doors.
To match the mix of building heights in the area, the flats will be on two, three and four levels instead of a solid block on the skyline.