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.
Constructed upon land formerly owned by Corsehill Farm, 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 house types of Weirston Road consist of 2-bedroom cottage flats with five amenity flats and one fully wheelchair-accessible flat, responding to those with additional support needs including wheelchair users, the ambulant disabled or the elderly. There are also three and four-bedroom semi-detached and terraced houses. All of the homes are available for social rent and are fully adaptable to meet Housing for Varying Needs requirements.
CCG constructed Weirston Road using the CCG OSM ‘iQ’ panelised timber frame system and through its use, CCG was able to construct the entire development, wind and watertight, in a net period of 115 days. The ‘iQ’ system was specified due to its air tightness properties and ability to reduce heat loss and improve environmental performance, a key driver in delivering energy savings for residents. To further ensure environmental efficiencies, high-performance appliances were specified with the addition of solar PV installed by M&E contractor, Arc-Tech (Scotland) Ltd.
A series of community benefit initiatives were also 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. A series of 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