A STATE-OF-THE-ART sheltered housing development in Beith has been officially re-opened.

The £2.2million refurbishment of Dickson Court has been designed to specifically meet the needs of older residents.

Cabinet Member for Place, Councillor Jim Montgomerie, said: “We have made a huge commitment to provide our residents with warm, comfortable and modern homes to live in.

“The council has made a commitment to refurbish more than 140 sheltered homes and build 1,375 houses by spring 2024.

“A key part of that commitment is to provide homes for our older residents which are suitable for their needs.

“The refurbishment of Dickson Court is just the latest sheltered housing complex to be either refurbished or redeveloped, following on from major projects such as Glencairn House in Stevenston, Robert W Service Court in Kilwinning, Montgomery Court in Kilbirnie, and Vennel Gardens in Irvine.

“With further sheltered housing projects under way at Canal Court in Saltcoats, Connell Court in Kilbirnie and Watt Court in Dalry, we’re really proud of the homes we are providing for our older residents.

“The feedback we have received about the new homes has been hugely positive and I hope that the residents of Dickson Court feel the same way about their new surroundings.”

Dickson Court residents joined North Ayrshire’s Provost Ian Clarkson to mark the official re-opening of the complex at the end of last month by cutting a cake.