hub South West celebrates delivery of 200 new homes

East Whitlawburn Housing development

HUB South West has told of its ‘delight’ at a total of 200 new homes due to be handed over to families and individuals in South Lanarkshire and North Ayrshire this month.

Completion of 100 new homes at East Whitlawburn in South Lanarkshire represents part of a £42 million housing-led regeneration of the area which will bring 230 new social rented homes and 100 private residences for sale. Construction is being delivered by CCG in partnership with West Whitlawburn Housing Cooperative.

As part of the project agreement, CCG will undertake a range of community benefit initiatives such as the provision of jobs, apprenticeships and training opportunities for local residents. The company will also provide £50,000 towards the creation of an East Whitlawburn Community Endowment Fund.

hub South West said that, alongside CCG, they were committed to ensuring that 70% of tendering opportunities arising from the project were made available to local businesses – furthering the beneficial impact on the surrounding area.

Further new homes in North Ayrshire, including the £21m development at Flatt Road are also being delivered by hub South West at a number of sites, where Prestwick-headquartered Ashleigh is the Tier 1 contractor.

The company said that the project in Largs will eventually consist of 122 units, including general needs homes, supported accommodation, amenity bungalows and a sheltered housing complex which will incorporate a community hub.

hub South West is also currently progressing a housing pipeline of over £200 million across its territory, including, in partnership with Ashleigh Construction, further housing developments with North Ayrshire Council, including the Brathwic development on the Isle of Arran, St. Beya on Millport, Towerlands in Irvine and the Springvale development in Saltcoats.

It has delivered over £579 million of infrastructure projects to date covering the education, health, leisure, housing, and residential care sectors. In the year to March 2020, £158m of projects were in construction, with £468m in development.

Michael Ross, operations director of hub South West, said, “We are absolutely delighted that as a result of our public private partnership relationship with Tier 1 contractors, 100 new homes have been occupied to date in Cambuslang’s East Whitlawburn district of South Lanarkshire.

“With a dedicated housing supply chain with established housing contractors, our target of completed new homes in North Ayrshire will also be realised when four new homes at the Flatt Road development in Largs, making a total so far of 100, will be handed over to residents in June.

“Shortly afterwards, 18 more new homes will be handed over in July in Millport on Great Cumbrae, taking the total in North Ayrshire to 118.”