Modular Homes for Riverside Scotland

Client: Riverside Scotland

Location: Dundonald, South Ayrshire

Project value: £9.8m

Number of homes: 63

Property range: 19 2-bedroom townhouses, 16  1-bedroom cottage flats, 2 4-bedroom houses, 16  3-bedroom houses, 10 2-bedroom amenity bungalows

Project timeline: March 2021 – November 2022

We recently completed the first large-scale affordable modular housing development in Scotland within budget and one month ahead of schedule.

This ground breaking project was successfully delivered by Connect Modular for Riverside Scotland and provided 63 high quality, low energy affordable homes in Dundonald, South Ayrshire.

Incorporating a blend of house types, the modular housing development in Dundonald includes one bedroom flats, two bedroom amenity bungalows and three and four bed houses. Each of the 63 houses was designed and fabricated by Connect Modular off-site, in our Ayrshire factory.



“We are thrilled to have completed and handed over this award-wining development ahead of schedule. Riverside Scotland’s willingness to embrace this evolution in construction, on a large scale project brings us a huge step closer to a housing stock that will achieve a Net Zero Scotland by 2045.”

Jennifer Higgins – Managing Director of Connect Modular


Our modular houses are 90% complete when they depart the factory with kitchens, bathrooms, plumbing and electrics already installed, facilitating a significantly shorter build programme.

In contrast to a traditional build project, fabrication under factory conditions diminishes waste, improves quality, negates the impacts of adverse weather and allows for overlap of site preparation and build phases – a more efficient process all round.

For Riverside Scotland, Connect Modular provided the innovative solution it had been searching for to help address the shortage of affordable housing.

“This nationally significant affordable housing scheme has raised the profile of offsite construction in Scotland and the rest of the UK. By providing high quality, low energy homes at speed and scale, we are helping to tackle climate change, prevent homelessness for our veteran community and help those residents to live in affordable, warm homes during the largest cost of living crisis our nation has faced for the past 40 years.”

Diana Maclean

Managing Director at Riverside Scotland



“Developments like Dundonald allow us to tackle the housing crisis at speed and scale as well as helping housing providers like ourselves and local authorities to achieve government targets, not only around housing but around climate change too.”

Morag Hutchison, Head of Finance & Planning – Riverside Scotland