MORE tenants are set to move into their new homes in Fraser Avenue in the coming days as the £30 million redevelopment continues.

Inverkeithing councillors got the first look at the homes last week before they were handed over to their new residents.

Around 29 units are marked for completion by the end of the year, with all 61 units expected to be ready by the middle of next year as part of phase two plans.

Councillor David Barratt said: "These will make really nice homes for their new tenants moving in very soon.

"This has been a fantastic project to watch develop over recent years and I’m sure it will continue to be.

"The scheme is pioneering, award-winning and a massive step up from the old Fraser Avenue flats which were difficult and expensive to heat."

Phase three of the redevelopment is expected to get under way next year and will include the demolition of the last remaining blocks of flats to make way for modern homes.

Built in the 1950s and ’60s, Fraser Avenue consisted mainly of three-storey common access flats. Due to low demand and high turnover of the 236 flats, the decision was made to demolish the existing flats in three phases, replacing these with new, high-quality and sustainable affordable housing – 189 homes in total.

It’s being funded by Fife Council, Kingdom Housing Association and the Scottish Government, and also involves Campion Homes.

The £7.9m first phase saw 53 new homes built. They are now occupied and three new shops have also opened – Stephens bakery, Shad Superstore and Goodfryers Chip Shop.

Phase two of the project has suffered delays because of the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit.

Councillor Dave Dempsey said: "The new homes are not a lot different from the first phase properties.

"They are very nice and brilliant from a heating point of view – just what we expect from 21st century housing.

"The housebuilders are moving forward and it seems to be business as usual now."