JR Group completes Wishaw affordable housing project

JR Group has announced the business has delivered 30 affordable homes in Wishaw.

Working in partnership with Link Group and North Lanarkshire Council, the team transformed the derelict Wishaw Market site in East Academy Street into a collection of new homes.

Gary McGregor, MD of The JR Group, who was born and raised in Wishaw said, “Wishaw is a great place to live and bring up a family, with a real sense of community remaining. I am absolutely delighted to be involved in its continued growth and regeneration. The project at East Academy Street was a great example of how the area can be regenerated.

“I used to go to Wishaw Market as a kid, so it was sad to see its demise. Its redevelopment has brought with it much needed high-quality new build homes that people can be proud of. The team at The JR Group worked tirelessly to deliver the development and I am confident many people will enjoy living there for many years to come.”

The JR Group has agreed to be a sponsor of local amateur football team Wishaw Wycombe Wanderers and has provided funding for new kits and equipment. The company has also provided sponsorship for the Carbrain Boys Club.

Gary, who is the president of the Wishaw High former pupil football team added, “Wishaw is incredibly close to my heart, and I believe strongly in not only regenerating the town but in strengthening the community as this is a part of what makes it so special. I am thrilled we were able to support the Wishaw Wycombe Wanderers and the Carbrain Boys Club, I hope it brings them the confidence and support they need to do great things as the club starts to return.”

The JR Group is now awaiting a planning decision for its proposal to North Lanarkshire Council for 12 new build flats on Main Street. If approved, work will start later this year.   The firm is also in discussions with St Thomas Primary School in Wishaw to assist with the delivery of a new play park.