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September 13 2012

Kincardine affordable homes unveiled
A £9m development of 65 new affordable homes has been officially opened in Kincardine by Kingdom Housing Association – supplanting twin tower blocks which were demolished in 2010.

Developed in partnership with Fife Council and the Scottish Government the homes constitute the first phase of a larger regeneration plan which will commence following demolition of the last remaining tower block later this year.

Constructed using a closed panel system with solar thermal panels installed in each home the estate has been built to a high standard of energy efficiency.

Designed by Oliver and Robb Architects and built by Campion Homes the project incorporates a range of accommodation, including wheelchair friendly flats and properties with up to five bedrooms.

Kingdom’s chairperson Charles Milne said: “The project has been a significant redevelopment of the area, providing good quality new homes to meet the needs of tenants who previously lived in the high flats.

 “As most of the tenants were known to us beforehand, we had the opportunity to involve them in the design of the project and were able to introduce more elements of tenant choice into the proposals.

Photography by George McCluskie.
 One of the new streets has been named Cameron Place, in recognition of James Cameron, who was the Provost of Dunfermline district between 1988 and 1992.
One of the new streets has been named Cameron Place, in recognition of James Cameron, who was the Provost of Dunfermline district between 1988 and 1992.
A mixture of roof slates and designs add to diversity
A mixture of roof slates and designs add to diversity

During the design stage the architects facilitated various meetings with the local community with the aim of designing houses which connected the new project with the existing village.
During the design stage the architects facilitated various meetings with the local community with the aim of designing houses which connected the new project with the existing village.
Fife Council also provided funding assistance through the land transfer and funding of around£1m.
Fife Council also provided funding assistance through the land transfer and funding of around£1m.

Homes range in size from one bed right up to five bedroom mansions
Homes range in size from one bed right up to five bedroom mansions
One remaining tower block is due for imminent demolition
One remaining tower block is due for imminent demolition

Proposals for further housing are currently being progressed
Proposals for further housing are currently being progressed
Public artwork has been incorporated into the new estate
Public artwork has been incorporated into the new estate

The development supplants a gaudily reclad sixties estate
The development supplants a gaudily reclad sixties estate
The total project cost for the new homes, was around £9m and funding assistance of approximately £4.5m was provided by the Scottish Government.
The total project cost for the new homes, was around £9m and funding assistance of approximately £4.5m was provided by the Scottish Government.

Traffic calming measures have been implemented but many gardens have been given over to the car
Traffic calming measures have been implemented but many gardens have been given over to the car

1 Comment

boaby wan
#1 Posted by boaby wan on 14 Sep 2012 at 13:38 PM
ouch! these look more dated than the towers...

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