Work starts at Fife Housing Group’s development in Crombie

Crombie Ground BreakingConstruction at the second phase of Fife Housing Group’s building project in Crombie is now underway following the success of phase one.

The venture, which has been jointly funded by Fife Housing Group, the Scottish Government and Fife Council, will see an investment of £2.7 million to develop 19 new two and three bedroom homes, with completion expected early next year.

Fife Housing Group colleagues were recently joined by representatives from primary contractor Esh Border Construction at a symbolic sod cutting ceremony to celebrate construction beginning at the site.

Director of property and commercial business at Fife Housing Group, Kevin Lynch, said: “Having worked closely with the Scottish Government and Fife Council during the development of this project, we are delighted to now come together with ESH Border Construction to mark the beginning of construction on site and take the next steps towards delivering much needed affordable family homes in this popular village.”

The award of this building contract comes after Livingston-based Esh Border Construction secured a raft of new framework partnerships, the collective value of which could mean over £100m to the construction specialist across the next few years.

Regional managing director of Esh Border Construction, Simon Phillips, said: “We are extremely excited to be involved in the Crombie village project. Esh Border Construction secured the work for this site through a competitive tender process open to the entire market and we are very proud that Fife Housing Group recognised our growing reputation as a key developer in the social housing marketplace.

“The sod cutting ceremony marks the first stage in bringing this vital project, which will bring much needed social housing to the people of Fife, to life.”