Ayrshire Housing selects Jr Group to deliver new housing in UK

WCN Editorial Team 31 Aug 2021 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Construction firm The JR Group has secured a contract from UK-based Ayrshire Housing to deliver new housing in Carrick Street, Ayr.

The JR Group will be responsible for the construction of 31 high-specification flats in the heart of the town centre across from the Gaiety Theatre.

Planned for completion by spring 2023, these houses include 22, one-bedroom flats as well as nine, two-bedroom flats.

The JR Group managing director Gary McGregor said: “This marks our first project we will deliver for Ayrshire Housing, and we’re delighted to be working together. We look forward to developing a successful working relationship with them.”

The company expects the new houses to complement the ongoing adjacent project that aims to transform the Kyle Centre into a cinema and leisure hub.

Ayrshire Housing director Jim Whiston said: “This development, designed by Ayr based ARPL Architects 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.”

In May 2021, Scotland-based independent housing association Fife Housing Group had awarded a contract to The JR Group to build 49 new homes in Glen Albyn.

Last month, South Ayrshire Council selected construction firm Heron Bros to deliver new £8.2m athletics facility at Craigie in Ayr, Scotland.

The new facility will feature 60m indoor running track, an eight lane, 400m running track and a field events area.

Located on the former college site beside Ayr Academy, the athletics facility will also comprise a 3G all-weather pitch, onsite parking as well as fully accessible changing areas.

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Illustration of the proposed new housing in Carrick Street, Ayr. Credit: The JR Group.

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