Modular specialist lands third North Ayrshire Council affordable housing project

CONNECT Modular has been appointed by North Ayrshire Council to build 14 new affordable homes across four sites in Beith and Kilbirnie.

The £3 million development proposals, supported by a £1 million Scottish Government Grant, will deliver 14 modular properties – seven in each town – including a mix of two-bedroom amenity bungalows and two-bedroom general needs homes.

A sod cutting ceremony was held in Newhouse Drive, Kilbirnie, with the official duties carried out by North Ayrshire Council Provost Anthea Dickson. During the event, pupils from neighbouring St Bridget’s Primary School recited poetry about what home means to them, after winning a writing competition set by Connect Modular.

This is the third affordable housing project Connect Modular has delivered for North Ayrshire Council in recent years. The firm’s acting CEO, Richard Reid, said, “It is fantastic to be working with North Ayrshire Council again, this time delivering much needed affordable housing on recently cleared sites in Beith and Kilbirnie. We are delighted at how North Ayrshire Council’s housing team has enthusiastically embraced modular construction. Our innovative approach provides the optimum solution to turnaround derelict infill sites swiftly and with minimal disruption to surrounding neighbours.”

Councillor Tony Gurney, cabinet member for green environment and economy, commented, “We are delighted to see work start on these new homes in Kilbirnie and Beith. These modern, energy-conscious properties will help regenerate the local areas, giving the residents homes to be proud of.”

The homes will be delivered to site from Connect Modular’s manufacturing facility in Cumnock, complete with kitchens, bathrooms, internal plumbing and electrics already installed.