‘Significant landmark’ reached in build of Ayr flats

Chris Carroll, TCS Construction Consultants; David Howe, assistant site manager at JR Group; councillor Martin Kilbride; David Glennon, project manager of Ayrshire Housing; Gordon Fleming of ARPL Architects; and Jim Whiston, director of Ayrshire Housing

THE build of 31 flats for social rent in Ayr are taking shape after The JR Group completed the erection of a large-scale steel frame.

Marked by a visit from councillor Martin Kilbride, the firm said the completion of the steel frame highlights a ‘significant landmark’ in the build process.

The JR Group team worked with key partners to deliver this major element of the build process including Architects, APRL; Engineers G3, and Steel Manufacturers, GR Contracts.

Craig Whyte, commercial director for The JR Group, said, “The completion of the steel frame at Carrick Street was a landmark moment for this key regional project. The steel frame was the best option for the site and the sustainability and tensile strength of the steel is making this method of building increasingly popular.

“Works continues at Carrick Street but the arrival of the steel frame shows on time, real progress and we are excited to take the site though to completion and provide much-needed new homes for Ayr.

“It was excellent welcoming Councillor Martin to Carrick Street on Friday to showcase the significant progress made so far on this project, we’re delighted he could join us to celebrate this milestone.”

Councillor Kilbride added, “I’m delighted that the council has been able to support this development. Bringing much needed housing into the town centre, it contributes to its ongoing renewal.”

Jim Whiston, director at Ayrshire Housing, said, “It is great to see real progress being made in this development which will increase the range of housing in the town centre with its focus on accessibility and adaptability. It also supports South Ayrshire Council’s ambitious plans to revitalise the town centre.”