Kingdom Housing Association delivers Dunipace development

KINGDOM Housing Association has announced completion of the organisation’s first development in Dunipace, near Denny.

16 homes for social rent have been constructed at Ferniebank Court and are the affordable housing element of a larger private development taken forward by Ogilvie Homes.

The £2 million project, which has benefited from Scottish Government funding of £1.17 million, comprises a mix of two and three-bedroom houses as well as one and two-bedroom cottage flats.

The properties have been designed to meet Housing for Varying Needs, Secured by Design, Kingdom’s Design Standard and the Scottish Government’s Greener Standards Specification.

Bill Banks, Kingdom group chief executive, said, “This is Kingdom’s first development in the area and I’m glad that we have been able to deliver a diverse housing mix which will have a broad appeal. These properties have achieved Building Regulations’ full Silver Standards in terms of sustainability which means they are very energy efficient. That’s not only good for the environment, but it’s also good for tenants and the amount of money they spend on fuel costs.”

Kenny Gillespie, head of housing and communities at Falkirk Council, added, “Providing more housing for social rent is a priority for the Council, and we are delighted that Kingdom Housing Association and Ogilvie Homes have been able to work through very difficult times to deliver these much needed new homes. They have been very popular and highly desirable to those in housing need.”