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Smiles all around at Symingtons First Affordable Housing Development

Symington - John Muir with WSHA StaffTenants have now moved into Symington’s first affordable housing development which was created by West of Scotland Housing Association (WSHA) in conjunction with the contracts division of MacTaggart & Mickel.

For some of the new residents, including John Muir, the homes have been life-changing. John, who lives in a wheelchair adapted property, commented: “I am delighted with my new home and now smile in my home which I never did previously. I wasn’t able to use my wheelchair in my old house which made life very difficult whereas my new home has been adapted to meet my needs. It is a great community and I now have the freedom to pop up to the shop which makes a big difference to my life.”

The £4.5 million development, part funded by the Scottish Government in partnership with South Ayrshire Council,  was completed at the end of 2018 and features 34 homes as part of a wider new-build development. It also includes a 3,000 sq. ft. Co-operative retail store for the benefit of the local community. You can read more here.