Client: North Ayrshire Council

Location: Garnock Valley, North Ayrshire

Project value: £3m

Number of homes: 14

Property Range:  8 general needs houses and 6 amenity bungalows

Project timeline: Jan – Aug 2024


Connect Modular has been appointed by North Ayrshire Council to build 14 new affordable modular homes across four sites at Laburnum Avenue, Beith and Newhouse Drive Kilbirnie.

The previous flatted blocks were demolished after being identified for improvement as part of North Ayrshire Council’s Estate Based Regeneration Programme.

The new £3m development proposals – supported by a £1m Scottish Government Grant – will  deliver fourteen modern, energy-efficient new homes (seven in each town) including a mixture of two-bedroom amenity bungalows and two-bedroom general needs homes.

To mark the official commencement of works on site, a sod cutting ceremony was held on Tuesday 27th February in Newhouse Drive, Kilbirnie, with the official duties carried out by North Ayrshire Council Provost Anthea Dickson.

During the event, pupils Rhys, Hayley and Amelia from neighbouring Primary School, St Bridget’s, recited poetry about what home means to them, after winning a writing competition set by Connect Modular.

Newhouse Drive Kilbirnie groundbreaking Provost Anthea Dickson Feb 27 2024 (17)

This is the third affordable housing project Connect Modular has delivered for North Ayrshire Council in recent years, and the modular construction specialist is pleased to be partnering with the local authority once again on this important regeneration project.


“It is fantastic to be working with North Ayrshire Council again, this time delivering much needed affordable housing on recently cleared sites in Beith and Kilbirnie. We are delighted at how North Ayrshire Council’s housing team has enthusiastically embraced modular construction. Our innovative approach provides the optimum solution to turnaround derelict infill sites swiftly and with minimal disruption to surrounding neighbours.”

Richard Reid

Acting CEO of Connect Modular


The modular construction method lends itself particularly well to urban infill projects of this nature, since activity on site is greatly reduced. With 90% of works completed off-site, there is minimal disruption to surrounding residents and road networks. Houses are delivered to site from Connect Modular’s manufacturing facility in Cumnock, complete with kitchens, bathrooms, internal plumbing and electrics, therefore overcoming the otherwise challenging logistics of small gap sites. This volumetric modular solution also offers programme certainty and delivers high quality homes in a way that minimises waste.

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In the final week of March, the first six houses were landed at the two sites in Laburnum Avenue, Beith and Newhouse Drive, Kilbirnie.

Works commenced on site and in the Connect Modular factory in February and the modules were delivered to site with 90% of works already complete, demonstrating the exceptional efficiency and speed in providing this off-site, affordable housing solution.

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