WORK is underway on 85 new affordable homes for social rent on the former Tullis Russell paper mill site in Glenrothes.
Kingdom Housing Association revealed the homes will form part of a larger residential-led mixed-use development being overseen by Advance Construction and is expected to include a total of 850 homes as well as retail, business and industrial units.
Working in partnership with Campion Homes and Advance Construction, Kingdom added that it had secured the affordable housing element of the project and the remainder of the site will be developed in several phases by a range of housebuilders.
The development will feature a range of housing designs, including larger family homes and properties suitable for older people or tenants with particular needs.
Kingdom Group chief executive Bill Banks said, “This exciting new development of affordable properties for social rent in Glenrothes provides residents with homes which are not only safe and secure but also highly energy efficient. One of Kingdom’s strategic objectives is our commitment to sustainability and all of the new homes will benefit from low carbon heating and solar photovoltaic panels and public electric vehicle charging points will be provided.
“I’m delighted that the development at the former Tullis Russel paper mill site allows us to continue working collaboratively with Fife Council, Campion Homes, Advance Construction and Oliver & Robb Architects to help meet the current housing needs in the area.”
The total project cost is £14.6 million, with half of this being provided by The Scottish Government. The project is scheduled to complete in spring 2022 with phased handovers planned prior to final completion.