Client: North Ayrshire Council

Location: Seamill, North Ayrshire

Project value: £3.43m

Number of homes: 31

Property range: General needs houses and flats, fully wheelchair accessible flat

Project timeline: January – November 2019

In 2019 North Ayrshire Council engaged in an innovative programme to deliver 31 modular, affordable homes.

The development at Ardrossan Road, Seamill was designed and built by Connect Modular Ltd. Homes were constructed in the company’s Ayrshire factory before being transported to site; ready-fitted with kitchens, bathrooms, plumbing and electrics.

The affordable housing is a mix of general needs houses, general needs flats, amenity flats, and a fully wheelchair accessible flat.


Each of the 31 houses were thoughtfully designed for the efficient delivery and erection of 4 homes in a single day. Homes were made fully wind and watertight on site within this period, with only final painting left to be completed internally. The Connect Modular team worked quickly and effectively on site, minimising disturbance to neighbouring residents.

A block and render finish alongside slate-effect roof tiles makes these modular homes indistinguishable from their traditionally constructed counterparts in other areas of the site. Further still, the affordable housing incorporates traditional features such as painted, cast window surrounds and decorative chimneys tying in with the vernacular architecture.

Impressively, the entire project was turned around in less than a year, with work having begun in January 2019 and the first homes occupied by tenants by July! All 31 homes in the development were completed and occupied by November 2019.

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“Connect Modular worked well with all council departments and were always really accommodating.  Although an innovative, new type of project, it was delivered on time and on budget.“

Greig Wilton, Affordable Housing Co-ordinator – North Ayrshire Council