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23 New Affordable Homes In Markinch

Working in partnership with Persimmon North Scotland, 23 high-quality affordable homes have been handed over to Kingdom Housing Association at West Mill, Markinch.

Part of a larger private development at West Mill, the new energy-efficient homes include cottage flats suitable for wheelchair users as well as detached, semi-detached, and terraced properties.

Persimmon North Scotland’s Managing Director James MacKay and Kingdom Group Chief Executive Tom Barclay were joined on-site by Markinch’s local politicians to mark the completion of the project.

Jenny Gilruth MSP, Peter Grant MP and local councillors Jan Wincott, Lynn Mowatt and Peter Gulline were given a tour of the West Mill development and heard how the new homes are already benefitting families in need. 

Tom Barclay, Kingdom Group Chief Executive, said, “The new homes at West Mill are a great example of what we can achieve when we work together. Our collaboration with Persimmon and the Scottish Government means we’re able to provide 23 stylish affordable homes in an area where demand is high. Our commitment to sustainability and the environment is built into these homes and it was a pleasure to discuss that with our invited guests. Solar panels and high levels of energy efficiency mean lower fuel bills. That’s good for the environment and great for our customers.”

James MacKay, Persimmon North Scotland Managing Director, said, “West Mill is the latest example of our successful partnership with Kingdom Housing Association, which is delivering much-needed new homes for local families across Fife. It was great to welcome the local elected representatives to the site to see the positive impact these homes are having in Markinch.   

“We’re continuing to work hard to prioritise quality and affordability for all our customers. We’ll continue to work closely with our local partners to ensure our investment makes a positive difference to communities across Fife.”

The total project cost is £3.6 million, with funding of £1.9 million provided by the Scottish Government.


(from left) James MacKay, Persimmon North Scotland managing director, Cllr Jan Wincott, Cllr Peter Gulline, Cllr Lynn Mowatt, Peter Grant MP, Jenny Gilruth MSP, Tom Barclay, Kingdom Group Chief Executive