Ferry interruptions, Covid and sourcing materials blamed for Brathwick delay

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North Ayrshire Council has confirmed that there will be a delay in handing over the keys to the new tenants of the Brathwick Terrace development owing to a number of delays outwith their control.

The houses, which were originally scheduled to be completed by October this year, will now only be available during January next year.

A spokesperson for North Ayrshire Council said: ‘We can confirm that the Brathwic Terrace development has unfortunately been further delayed due to a number of issues out with our control which have impacted the construction time.

‘Ferry interruptions due to weather and Covid-19 have impacted on construction progress. In addition, Covid has had an impact on the availability of materials nationwide and caused workforce interruptions, both of which have also resulted in lost time on site.

‘It is currently anticipated that the first homes will be handed over to the new tenants during January 2022. We apologise for the delay and hope that prospective tenants understand the challenging national situation which has impacted the completion date.’

Brathwick Terrace is the first council house development on Arran in more than 30 years. The 34-house development features a number of modern green, energy saving technologies and the houses have been allocated with priority being given to those that live and work on Arran.