New Affordable Homes

Kingdom Housing Association last week completed 10 two and three bedroom homes in Kincardine as part of an ongoing redevelopment project which has seen the demolition of three blocks of high-rise flats.

The new homes have been allocated for mid market rent and their completion marks a further £1.6 million investment in the housing project which included around £500,000 grant subsidy from the Scottish Government and Fife Council.
Another 6 one bed homes, for social rent, are due to be completed early next year and Kingdom is currently consulting with the community on the final phase of the redevelopment which will provide a further 49 new homes, to meet a range of tenures, including; Shared Equity, Mid Market Rent, Self Build Plots and Private Housing for Sale.

Kingdom Housing Association has been working on the Kincardine redevelopment project since 2007 when Fife Council took the final decision to demolish the high rise blocks of flats.

During this period, Kingdom has worked with the council, tenants, residents, key partners and the local community to develop and implement the master plan for the area.

The redevelopment project has seen the demolition of the flats and the provision of 65 new social rented homes to meet the needs of tenants who previously lived in the high flats.

Bill Banks, chief executive with Kingdom, said: “The original brief for the redevelopment project included various objectives related to community involvement, mixed tenure provision, quality standards and partnership working and we feel the project is delivering on all of these objectives.”

Bill added: “The latest phase is an example of the success being achieved, where the houses have been completed to the Silver Sustainability Standard and incorporate increased insulation levels and photovoltaic panels as part of the finished specification.”

The project has also delivered a number of community benefits initiatives, including projects with the local school, training and employment opportunities, a public park area and community art, where an art trail, incorporating seven art installations to celebrate Kincardine’s history, has been provided.