JR Group, has successfully delivered 30 affordable homes on East Academy Street.
Working in partnership with Link Group and North Lanarkshire Council, the team concluded development of East Academy Street into a collection of homes transforming the area from the derelict Wishaw Market site into an attractive place to live.
Gary MacGregor, managing director of The JR Group, has a vested interest in helping with the regeneration of Wishaw, having been born and raised in the town.
He said: “Wishaw is a great place to live, with a real sense of community remaining. It is shame to see so much of it in need of some TLC.
“The project at East Academy Street was a great example of how the area can be regenerated. I used to go to Wishaw Market as a kid, so it was sad to see its demise. Its redevelopment has brought with it much needed high-quality new build homes that people can be proud of.
“The team at The JR Group worked tirelessly to deliver the development and I am confident many people will enjoy living there for many years to come.”
As part of the company’s engagement with the community and its commitment to delivering local benefits alongside the projects, The JR Group has agreed to be a sponsor of the Wishaw Wycombe 2003’s amateur football team.
The company has provided funding for new kits and equipment which will help the Wishaw Wycombe Wanderers as they begin to train again following the lifting of lockdown restrictions.
In addition, The JR Group has also provided sponsorship for the Carbrain Boys Club as part of its ongoing commitment to the local community.
Gary, who is the vice president of the Wishaw High former pupil football team, continued: “Wishaw is incredibly close to my heart, and I believe strongly in not only regenerating the town but in strengthening the community as this is a part of what makes it so special.
“I am thrilled we were able to support the Wishaw Wycombe Wanderers and the Carbrain Boys Club, I hope it brings them the confidence and support they need to do great things as the Club starts to return.”
The JR Group is also in discussions with St Thomas Primary School in Wishaw to assist them with a new play park, these discussions were ongoing when lockdown came into effect and will be continued in the coming weeks.
The JR Group employs around 170 staff and was founded in Paisley in 1995. It started as a scaffolding business and is now one of the largest building and construction firms in Scotland. The business operates throughout Scotland and Northern England working on behalf of a number of the UK’s leading housebuilders, registered social landlords and private clients.
For more information visit www.thejrgroup.co.uk or call 0141 849 6711.