Kingdom earmarks Dunfermline office block for 32 affordable flats

Kingdom earmarks Dunfermline office block for 32 affordable flats

Kingdom Housing Association has unveiled plans to deliver flats in Dunfermline in what was once a flagship office for Fife Council.

New City House on Edgar Street was purpose-built for the local authority but council staff vacated the building in February after it was deemed “significantly underutilised” and “surplus to requirements.”

An application to change the use of the offices has now been lodged which would see the formation of 32 affordable flats, alterations to install replacement doors, windows and solar panels.

If the proposals are approved, doors and windows will be replaced, solar panels installed, bin storage built, and electric vehicle charging stations created.

Designs by Oliver and Robb Architects also include the creation of a landlord’s office and communal space. The existing car parking area would be utilised after necessary repair works as well.

A spokesperson for Kingdom told our sister publication Scottish Housing News: “If successful, the planning application for New City House will breathe a new lease of life into this former office building delivering 32 high-quality homes in the centre of Dunfermline.

“As a former office, New City House has most recently been underutilised and this planned development will provide much-needed affordable homes in the area.

“Having access to homes in the city centre will allow this area to develop as a small housing community well connected to local amenities.”

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