Fife builder marks “remarkable” housing milestone

Bill Banks and Peter Bell

FIFE housebuilder Campion Homes has celebrated the completion of its 1000th home for Kingdom Housing Association.

Staff and design team consultants from the Dunfermline-based firm joined Kingdom employees at Kincardine to mark completion of the final phase of the redevelopment of Kincardine High Flats. The project has resulted in 133 new affordable homes being built on the site of three former high-rise blocks.

Campion chairman Peter Bell said, “This is a proud day for us and I would like to congratulate all those involved from our own company and also Kingdom Housing Association who have worked together to successfully complete this development.

“Over the last 28 years we have worked very closely with Kingdom and grown alongside them to attain a turnover of £30 million and become an important employer in Fife with a staff of 125 and over 200 more sub-contractors.

“Kingdom has been at the forefront of pioneering the use of modern methods of construction and introducing energy efficient systems and it has been exciting to be involved in constantly improving standards while delivering much needed homes. It has also been very rewarding to work with Kingdom to deliver additional value to strengthen local communities by creating training and apprenticeship opportunities, working with schools and delivering public art programmes.”

Campion was founded by Peter Bell and George Cruikshank in 1989.

Bill Banks, group chief executive with Kingdom Housing Association added, “Campion has been one of our development partners for many years and the completion of their 1000th home for us is a remarkable achievement. We have always felt Campion is a proactive, local family-based contractor that has consistently delivered for Kingdom and the Fife Alliance of housing associations. They recognise what we are trying to achieve and embrace our objectives both in terms of the provision of high quality sustainable housing and the added value that can be provided through delivering community benefits as part of the affordable investment programme.”