Leading composite door manufacturer Vista Panels were pleased to work on a £9.8 million development in South Ayrshire, Scotland’s largest social modular housing development to date, helping to deliver much-needed new affordable housing in the area.
Working with Riverside Scotland, the UK’s largest social housing landlord, and Connect Modular, part of The Wee House Group, Vista supplied its high-quality GRP composite door for all of the factory-built homes.
“We are thrilled to see our door used in this growing sector, and I feel it will really help tackle both the housing crisis and the environmental one,” comments Ian Smith, Vista’s Business Development and Marketing Manager.
The investment – which includes Scottish Government funding of £4.7 million – begins with the delivery of 63 brand new affordable homes, the first phase of a 250-strong property development located at the site.
The first affordable homes will be made available to Irvine Housing Association customers before the end of the year.
Councillor Philip Saxton, Housing and Community Wellbeing Portfolio Holder for South Ayrshire Council said: “This is fantastic news for Dundonald and South Ayrshire, as we look to expand affordable housing. We will be able to allocate all 63 of these homes to people on our housing waiting list, and I look forward to the start of works.”
Ian concludes: “We’ve worked closely with several modular house builders this year, and it’s very rewarding to see our products being used on projects that contribute to transforming the housing market.
“The UK’s housing crisis and reducing our carbon footprint are both very important issues to us, and we’re therefore very excited to be partnering with companies that share the same values.
“We were delighted to work with Riverside Scotland and Connect Modular, and we very much look forward to supplying similar projects in the future.”
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