The Fife community of Guardbridge is celebrating following the completion by Kingdom Housing Association of its latest new housing development delivering 66 new homes.
Tenants are now moving in to the final phase of the £8.1 million development at Toll Road and David Finlay VC Place.
The project was built for Kingdom by Fife based Campion Homes and grant assistance of £4.1m was provided by the Scottish Government and Fife Council.
The development includes 56 new homes for social rent and 10 for mid market rent. In addition to family housing the project provides some ground floor accommodation specifically designed to meet the needs of elderly or less-abled people. The homes have been built to Kingdom’s high quality design criteria and include renewable technologies to reduce energy bills and meet Building Controls Silver Standard of Sustainability.
Councillor Tim Brett said: “These new affordable homes are a welcome addition to the housing stock in North East Fife where demand for such homes strongly outstrips supply. This is more good news for Guardbridge which is turning a corner with the development of the £25m Green Energy Centre by St Andrews University at the old paper mill and the continuing success of the Eden Mill distillery and brewery.”
Bill Banks, chief executive of Kingdom, said: “The project is an excellent example of partnership working and we are delighted to be able to give local people the opportunity to access much needed new housing at an affordable rent.”