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Constructing a community on Seaforth Road

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Seaforth Road, Ayr

King’s Park is a brand new housing development from Robertson Homes, which is currently under construction on Seaforth Road, Ayr.

The development comprises 70 new build housing units, two play areas – for juniors and toddlers – and a village green.

Work began on the £17.1 million development in late 2008 and is currently due to reach completion in early 2014. Robertson Homes is the main contractor on the project, whilst Jim Kennedy of Robertson Homes is the architect.

Prior to work starting on the development the site was an area of Brownfield land which housed a bakery that was demolished by Robertson Homes ahead of construction. The site was chosen as it provides the perfect location for family housing in Strathclyde.

The houses on King’s Park comprise a mix of two-storey detached units, small terraced buildings and three-storey flats. The units are being built from a timber frame construction, with the external facade comprising a mix of facing brick and render. Additional materials on the units include concrete roof tiles and coloured UPVC windows.

All of the houses include a number of high-specification fixtures and fittings, with the interior design provided by Scottish interior designer Amanda Rosa Interiors. Amanda Rosa Interiors is an award-winning design team that has provided design work for a number of boutique hotels, including Malmaison, Dakota and Gleneagles. The company’s work on the site has already helped King’s Park secure an award for best interior design for its show home.

The houses on King’s Park have been designed to incorporate an internal open-plan design – including a large dining area – which creates a sense of space. A garden room is also being incorporated into some of the properties and includes a grand vaulted ceiling which is already proving popular with potential buyers.

A room-in-roof design is also being incorporated into a number of units, to include an additional bedroom and bathroom on the upper floor.

Additional features on the development include front and back gardens with associated paving and a fully planted village green.

Robertson Homes Managing Director, John Murphy, said:

“We’re about 60% complete on the development and a number of the properties already have owners. The village green is now complete and we are in the process of selling the last remaining units that surround this area.

“There are 18 dwellings remaining on the site and this is the area of the site that we will be working on next. To date we have not encountered any major problems and everything continues to run smoothly.

“Whilst working on the site we are very mindful of the residents that are living on the development and we are careful that construction activities are always taking place behind fenced areas. There is a separate construction access route so that there is never a clash between traffic entering and exiting the site and this continues to work well.”

John added:

“King’s Park is a very important development for Robertson Homes. In the current climate buyers want to be able to see and feel a product before they buy it, so it is crucial to have a development like this which is up and running and can demonstrate exactly what it has to offer.

“King’s Park is within commutable distance to Glasgow and with good links to Prestwick Airport it is proving very popular with the house buying market.”

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