Members of Kilmarnock and District Access Panel were greatly impressed last week after a visit to a new assisted living development that has just been completed on Witch Road in Kilmarnock.
Lilyhill Gardens has been designed to offer accommodation for individuals with a range of support needs. 13 tenants will benefit from bright, modern flats with amenities such as wet floor showers; rise and fall kitchen units in wheelchair access flats; door entry system with fob access; an enclosed, safe, private garden and a 24 hour link to the Council’s Risk Management Centre. One of the flats will act as a staff base.
McTaggart Construction finished the £1.6m development in twelve months and all of the flats have now been allocated.
Willie Hunter, Chair of Kilmarnock and District Access Panel, said: ” We were very impressed with the whole development and were particularly pleased to see the overhead track and hoist system, rise and fall sink and rise and fall hobs in all lower apartments. The design of the ground floor windows will also allow the tenants to live in a bright and airy accessible apartment.”
Councillor Douglas Reid, Leader of the Council, said: “Lilyhill Gardens forms part of the Council’s Strategic Local Programme which supports a commitment to providing affordable housing as well as promoting town centre living as an aid to town centre regeneration.
“These modern, accessible flats will provide tenants with safe, secure and fit for purpose surroundings which will allow them to live an independent lifestyle, and I’m pleased that the members of the Access Panel found the flats to be so impressive.
“We look forward to seeing new tenants move in later this month and to witnessing the completion of ten other affordable housing sites which will provide 197 new homes across East Ayrshire throughout the course of this year.”