Regeneration continues in Kilmarnock

The landscape in the Hill Street area of Kilmarnock is changing almost daily at the moment as the extensive building projects continue.

The Ayrshire College development is looking impressive as it nears the completion stage.

Lillyhill Gardens, the Council’s beautiful new development of supported accommodation for adults with learning difficulties, has welcomed its new tenants. While just minutes away the impressive 32 home development at Hillhead Crescent and the 22 home development at Old Kirk Place have completely transformed the local landscape.

And now the demolition process is underway on site at Hill Street and Montgomery Street as the Council’s Registered Social Landlord partner, Cunninghame Housing Association, working with Ashleigh, clears the way for a new housing development.

Councillor Douglas Reid, Leader of the Council said: “This area of Kilmarnock has changed dramatically in recent months and is being completely regenerated thanks to the building projects that are underway.

“The vacant homes on the site of Hill Street and Montgomery Street are currently being demolished to make way for a new development of 45 affordable homes which will be built by our partners at Cunninghame Housing Association.

“The Council’s ambitious house building programme is about creating affordable homes within our town centres, which in turn helps to regenerate areas that have needed redevelopment.”
Local schools are also getting in on the act. Ashleigh has invited pupils from both primary and secondary schools to come along and paint the hoarding that wraps around the site.

Their artistic endeavours will brighten up the site while the works are underway. It is hoped that their artwork will be on display before the end of the school term.

Funding has been provided by the Scottish Government for this development through the Affordable Housing Supply Programme.

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