Today, Ayrshire Housing officially opened its latest development for rent in Kirkmichael. An open invitation was extended to everyone in the village which gave the event a real sense of informality.
The 12 house development makes an attractive addition to this conservation village. At the same time, it creates new opportunities for families to stay in or move to the village.
South Ayrshire Councillor John McDowall who is also an Ayrshire Housing Board member presented Linda McFarlane and her son, Gareth, with the keys to their new home. Councillor McDowall said “I congratulate everyone at Ayrshire Housing on another excellent village development. I hope that our new tenants will enjoy their homes and perhaps consider supporting our work through seeking election to the Board.”
The design of the 12 house scheme is flexible enough to cater for changing needs over time. For example, all the houses have a downstairs bedroom. It was designed by the Alastair Murdoch Partnership (now Thomson Dawes) and built by Moulds of Kilmarnock.
The project cost £1.3m and was supported a £1m grant from Communities Scotland.