Best Practice

Fraser Avenue, Inverkeithing – Chess moves

Real change in the lives of people living there; changes in their health, wellbeing and finances.

The Fraser Avenue neighbourhood in Inverkeithing has seen a reversal of fortunes in recent years. The once-thriving post-war housing estate ranked in the top 15% of the most deprived areas of the country in 2012. But the Fife estate’s once-strong community spirit is re-emerging during a major regeneration.

The project team is aiming to create a new neighbourhood of high-quality, affordable housing, boosting social cohesion from within through improved placemaking and innovative design. Central to the team’s approach is the active involvement of tenants and residents in the design and decision-making process.

In addressing the social side of regeneration, rather than simply building houses, the project is setting a benchmark as a truly sustainable model for new and emerging neighbourhoods. The team includes Kingdom Housing Association (Kingdom), 7N Architects, and Fife Council.

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