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14 September 2016

Methil residents receive keys

Methil residents receive keys to their new homes

We were delighted to see ten families receive the keys to their new homes at a recent handover ceremony held at our Methil Brae site.

We have built a mixture of one to five bedroom homes including semi-detached units, bungalows and cottage flats for Fife Council.

For this £12 million project, we transformed an area of derelict, brownfield land into a development that will ultimately include 100 homes. The first handover of homes at Methil Brae marks a huge milestone for the project and for Robertson Partnership Homes.

Local sub-contractors have been heavily involved throughout the build and local apprentices have been given the opportunity to learn valuable skills and take their first steps on the path to a successful career in the construction industry.

Tenants Kevin and Leoni Dewar, who moved in to their new house recently, said: "It is such a lovely place to live; very spacious and so comfortable.

The house is well built with great insulation and lots of modern fittings. We are delighted with it and see it as our forever home.

The Methil Brae site contributes to Fife Council's affordable housing target of providing 2,700 homes across the region by March 2017.

Councillor Judy Hamilton, Fife Council's executive spokesperson for housing and building services, said: "House building is picking up pace as we enter this very exciting phase of our affordable housing programme and I was delighted to be at Methil Brae to meet with tenants, delighted with their new homes, and to see the progress on the completion of this development.

The houses are modern, fit for purpose, and energy efficient, delivering on our commitment to warmer, drier, healthier homes which aim to tackle fuel poverty and improve living standards.

As well as the very significant benefits to the people that will live in these homes, Robertson was able to offer fantastic opportunities for apprentices. The company is doing a fantastic job in contributing towards our target of 2,700 new affordable homes for Fife by 2017.