Cruden appointed to £7m Troon housing project

HOUSING association Ayrshire Housing has appointed Cruden Building to deliver a £7 million affordable housing development in Troon.

Work is due to start on site next month and will see 52 new affordable homes being built, contributing to a 600-plus new homes expansion masterplan for the north east of the town which includes both private and affordable housing.

The 52 new homes will comprise of new two and three-bedroomed semi-detached houses and two-bedroomed cottage flats for social rent. The new development will also include parking and a fully landscaped village green with outdoor play facilities.

Allan Callaghan, MD of Cruden Building, said, “We are pleased to work with Ayrshire Housing to create this exciting development and bring much-needed energy efficient, quality and affordable new homes to Troon. As with all of our developments, we will boost the local economy by providing a range of community benefits, including valuable jobs and training opportunities.”

Jim Whiston, director of Ayrshire Housing, added, “The support of the Scottish Government and South Ayrshire Council has made possible this much needed new development. ARPL Architects have designed the homes with long-term flexibility in mind and which set new standards for us in terms of energy efficiency. They have been assisted by engineers McColm Design and quantity surveyors M B Langmuir and Hay. We are also grateful for the support of house builder Lynch Homes who provided the serviced development site.”