Kingdom’s £1.5m project provides 12 homes for rent

New homes in Largoward.
New homes in Largoward.

Kingdom Housing Association ended 2014 on a high note with the completion of a dozen new affordable homes in Largoward – just seven miles from the housing hot-spot of St Andrews where there is massive demand for affordable housing to rent.

The £1.5m project comprises a mix of two and three-bedroomed cottages, flats and two storey houses, and was completed just before Christmas.

The Scottish Government and Fife Council supported the construction with joint grant funding of £920,000 and the 12 houses are the final phase of a £3m development which began between 1999 and 2002 with the successful completion of 19 homes.

The third and final part of the site could not be developed due to drainage constraints.

But in 2013 Scottish Water confirmed that drainage capacity was available and gave its support for further new build housing in the village.

Bill Banks, Kingdom chief executive, said: “I’d like to thank Campion Homes for finishing the houses to such a high standard. The houses comply with building control’s silver sustainability standard. They have achieved ‘A’ ratings for their energy performance certificates and we have employed a range of modern technologies to make them energy efficient.

“Secured by Design accreditation has also been secured for the development making the houses safe and secure.”