Fife Housing Group celebrates completion of Dunfermline community regeneration project
Fife Housing Group and its partners joined tenants, local councillors and current Labour candidate Cara Hilton this week, to celebrate the completion of its £17.5 million regeneration project in the Abbeyview area of Dunfermline.
The event marked the end of a redevelopment programme which has seen 207 new, high quality, energy efficient properties built as part of a tripartite agreement between Fife Housing Group, Fife Council and Persimmon Partnerships (Scotland).
A mixture of flats, cottages, townhouses and disabled bungalows have replaced the old tenement style flats which were demolished in 2004, making a significant improvement to both the quality of housing available and the local area itself.
Nicki Donaldson, chief executive of Fife Housing Group, said: “Delivering this development was part of our commitment, not only to providing quality, affordable homes for our tenants but also, to improving the environment of the neighbourhoods in which they live.
“As such, we are delighted to have had the opportunity to be involved with this regeneration project and to have been a part of the positive impact it has had in the community.”
Colin Connell, development director for Persimmon Partnerships (Scotland), who also donated beautiful planters for some of the common areas, added: “We are extremely proud to be part of the regeneration project in Abbeyview. In total we will have delivered 300 much needed new properties for both the private and affordable housing market in Dunfermline.”
After the ribbon cutting ceremony guests were also invited to visit one of Fife Housing Group’s popular Community Cafés which was being held nearby, giving them and other residents the opportunity to engage with Fife Housing Group colleagues and representatives from other local services over a free cuppa and cake.