Date: Thursday 05 March 2020
We marked the start of construction of a range of 74 two, three and four bedroom affordable homes for Fife Council at our Spencer Fields development in Inverkeithing. This impressive development is one of the largest affordable housing projects for both the local Council and ourselves. It forms part of the Council’s Phase Three Affordable Housing Programme which aims to deliver 3,500 new affordable homes across Fife.
Pauline Mills, Land and Planning Director for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland said: “As one of the largest home builders in the UK, we are committed to building more than homes and making sure that we add social, economic and environmental value to the wider communities that we operate in. As well as a high-quality build and contributing to the choice of properties for rent in the local area, this development of new Council houses in Inverkeithing is directly providing opportunities for five apprentices in bricklaying and joinery. We are also taking care to maximise the local supply chain where we can to ensure that we support the wider Fife economy.”
Councillor Judy Hamilton, Convener of the Community and Housing Services Committee joined our team at the development in Inverkeithing for a sod-cutting ceremony to mark work getting fully underway. Councillor Hamilton said: “I'm delighted that construction on the Council houses to be built here at Spencer Fields has started. This is a very important development providing a large number of homes that will really improve the quality of life for many people. The mix of house types means we can provide houses to meet the needs of many different households. In particular some tenants from the Fraser Avenue regeneration project who have been waiting for new accommodation may benefit from the opportunity to move into a new home in their local area.
As well as providing more housing, the programme is also about creating jobs and apprenticeships, supporting the Fife economy and the construction industry. She added: "Fife Council's Affordable Housing programme is one of the biggest in Scotland and this project is part of the much needed high quality council housing being built for people across Fife. Fife Council is absolutely committed to meeting the housing needs of communities in Fife and proud to be delivering warmer, drier, healthier homes. "