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 builder, 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.
Chief Executive, Nicki Donaldson, explains ‘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 builder Persimmon Partnerships (Scotland), who also donated beautiful planters for some of the common areas, adds ‘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 our 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.