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Inverkeithing regeneration gathers pace with fresh wave of new homes

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June 26 2018

Inverkeithing regeneration gathers pace with fresh wave of new homes
A second phase of regeneration is to get underway at Fraser Avenue, Inverkeithing, following a decision by Fife Council to grant the go-ahead to Kingdom housing Association for the delivery of an additional 61 properties to be built by Campion Homes.

Valued at £8.9m the latest phase will continue work to deliver a 7N Architects and Rankin Fraser masterplan for the site, which will replace 236 outdated flats with 189 new build alternatives.

Kingdom Housing Association chief executive Bill Banks said: “Building on the successes and the design approach of phase 1, this second phase will provide further high quality energy efficient homes along with a large landscaped area, which will be located within the heart of the development. This landscaped area will provide a focal point for the community, play spaces and green amenity space.”

The current phase will take the form of twelve terraces each with its own front door and private garden with orientation alternating throughout to min imise overlooking, with gables 'countered' by frontages on the other side of the street.

Phase one delivery of 51 homes is already underway with completion expected by October this year.
Distinctive 'saw tooth' roofscapes will define the development
Distinctive 'saw tooth' roofscapes will define the development
Existing pedestrian routes will be maintained to promote permeability
Existing pedestrian routes will be maintained to promote permeability

4 Comments

StyleCouncil
#1 Posted by StyleCouncil on 26 Jun 2018 at 12:16 PM
Why sooo much space between buildings? The architecture feels quite austere- large swathes of brick with piddly windows, huge brick foreheads and arbitrarily trendy forms that are dated before they are built.
Elmo
#2 Posted by Elmo on 26 Jun 2018 at 14:48 PM
StyleCouncil why would you not want a decent sized back/front garden?
Jumpin Jack
#3 Posted by Jumpin Jack on 27 Jun 2018 at 10:53 AM
#2 Elmo, me want. I'd keep my trampoline, random array of toys and trash in there.
Walt Disney
#4 Posted by Walt Disney on 27 Jun 2018 at 11:11 AM
The big deign generator is still the road, footpath and driveway dimension which is likely driven by the council's roads department than by the architect.

This leads to great swathes of undefined space cutting through the scheme where the car is king. It would have been better to tighten the layout, throttle the roads and combine the incidental pieces of open space into something more meaningful.

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