Welcome mat rolled out at Old Irvine Road, Kilmarnock

Mrs Glover showed visitors from East Ayrshire Council around their beautiful new home at Old Irvine Road in Kilmarnock recently.

Her home is part of the Council’s stunning new development which consists of four two-bedroom semi detached homes; two two-bedroom semi detached bungalows and a three bedroom detached bungalow. The bungalows are suitable for wheelchair users and each has an integral carport.

The homes were built on the site of the former Flowerbank Early Childhood Centre and are in close proximity to the new Flowerbank Early Childhood Centre and the Sir Alexander Fleming resource centre.

Councillor Douglas Reid, Leader of the Council viewed the new development. He was joined by Councillors Eoghann MacColl, Councillor Tom Cook, David Smith, Managing Director, Ashleigh (Scotland) Ltd Construction and Christine Renwick, Neighbourhood Manager.

Councillor Reid presented flowers to Mrs Glover as a home warming gift and left a Christmas present for her three children. He said: “This development forms part of the Council’s Strategic Local Programme 2012/15 to deliver almost 200 new homes in town centres across East Ayrshire.

“The development at Old Irvine Road combines a range of homes which meet the needs of a variety of tenants including families, older people and wheelchair users. The homes have been designed with this in mind and are easily accessible, with large airy kitchens and walk in showers in the bungalows. They are also well insulated, making them warm and more economical to heat.

“It was great to meet Mrs Glover, and to hear firsthand the difference their new home has made to their lives.”

Mrs Glover, whose middle child Reagan is a wheelchair user, said: “It’s fantastic, I love it, the kids love it and we’re overjoyed to be living here. The design of our home means that Reagan can move easily between rooms. This has transformed his life and boosted his independence and confidence. You really can’t imagine the difference our new home has made to the whole family. It is wonderful, the kids can’t sleep with excitement.”

The homes were built in partnership with Ashleigh (Scotland) Ltd Construction and supported by funding from the Scottish Government.

The homes have achieved Scottish Building Standards’ Silver Standard for their level of sustainability and have Secured by Design, which is an official Police security initiative, accreditation.

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