University of St Andrews

Housing researchers visit new Guardbridge affordable housing development

Monday 16 November 2015

Researchers from the Centre for Housing Research (McKee, Crawford, Hoolachan and Ellsworth-Krebs) visited a new affordable housing development in Guardbridge on 11th November.

They accompanied the University's Strategic Asset Manager Jill Williamson and its Energy Officer David Stutchfield. Officers and councillors from Fife Council, and from the local Community Council were also in attendance.

The development on Toll Road, which is being delivered by Kingdom Housing Association and Campion Homes comprises a mix of 66 social and mid-market rent properties, with property sizes ranging from one bedroom flats to 3 bedroom semi-detached properties.  The project has been developed on a greenfield site on the northern edge of the village, which has very good links to the existing road network, bus routes and is easily accessible to Leuchars Railway Station.  It will bring much needed affordable housing to the local area.

The properties have been designed to achieve Building Control’s Silver Sustainability standard.  Energy monitoring meters and Photovoltaic Panels will be installed.

The first wave of tenants will be moving into their properties late November.

Photo of Kim McKee at Guardbridge