39 flats on waste ground

Ayrshire Post - - News -

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.

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