JR Group delivers affordable homes in Wishaw



JR Group has successfully delivered 30 affordable homes on East Academy Street in Wishaw as it awaits a decision on plans for 12 more flats in the town.

Working in partnership with Link Group and North Lanarkshire Council, the team concluded the 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 McGregor, 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 and bring up a family, with a real sense of community remaining. I am absolutely delighted to be involved in its continued growth and regeneration.

“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.”

East Academy Street

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.

Mr McGregor, who is the president of the Wishaw High former pupil football team, added: “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.”

East Academy Street

The JR Group’s investment in Wishaw continues as it awaits a planning decision for its proposal to North Lanarkshire Council for 12 new build flats on Main Street which, will be determined in the coming weeks. Should this be a positive outcome, work would begin in the last quarter of the year. 

Mr McGregor concluded: “The site on which we await a decision, would bring 12 new flats to the town in a prime location which needs redevelopment. We hope the council will look favourably on the plans as we move forward.”

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.



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