Weirston Road was one of the first projects to have been procured through the Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA) NH1 Framework and is now a development that changed the face of a once greenfield site in the heart of Kilwinning.
Constructed upon land formerly owned by Corsehill Farm on behalf fo Cunninghame Housing Association, the 64-home development is situated along one of the main arterial road links through Kilwinning and is immediately adjacent to Eglinton Country Park.
The housing aesthetic has been designed to respond to this semi-rural context taking on an off-white smooth render that is complemented with black fibre cement cladding with the homes themselves offered with private rear gardens as well as communal green space located in the centre of the development site.
The development consists of a housing mix that includes 2-bedroom cottage flats including five amenity flats specially designed for the elderly and one fully wheelchair-accessible flat. There are also three and four-bedroom semi-detached and terraced houses with all homes fully adaptable to meet Housing for Varying Needs requirements.
CCG constructed Weirston Road using the CCG ‘iQ’ Timber System and through its use, CCG was able to construct the entire development, wind and watertight, in a net period of 115 days. To further promote environmental efficiencies, high-performance appliances were specified including solar PV.
A series of community benefit initiatives were delivered as a direct result of this project. CCG was able to create full-time jobs (3) as well as providing access to our industry-recognised trade apprentice programme (1) to those from the Kilwinning area.
In addition, work placements (2) were also created and curriculum support was offered to a local primary school (Corsehill) and to students from Ayrshire College. A further donation of £700 was also granted to a boys’ football team also from the local area.
Cunninghame Housing Association
Scottish Home Awards Large Affordable Housing Development of the Year 2019