WORK is underway on a £44 million development that will see 170 new houses built in Rosyth.

Avant Homes Scotland said the site off Admiralty Road will be named Stewart's Quarter and feature a mix of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes.

They bought the "abandoned" 16.5 acre plot of land after Kapital Residential, the firm behind the ambitious multi-million pound Hilton Garden City plans, went bust in 2022.

Avant managing director, Jim Wilkinson, said: “We are very pleased to have been able to acquire what is an excellent residential development site in Rosyth.

"It is a great place to live which will be enhanced even further by the Rosyth Garden Village masterplan.

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Dunfermline Press: Locals said the site in Rosyth had been abandoned for years before Avant Homes stepped in. Locals said the site in Rosyth had been abandoned for years before Avant Homes stepped in. (Image: Jill Lamond)

“Our objective is to build quality new homes for everyone and our mix of practically designed, energy efficient properties at Stewart’s Quarter available at a range of price points will ably demonstrate that.

“We already have many enquiries from people wanting to live at the development and now we have started work it has stimulated further interest.

"We look forward to releasing the first homes for sale and providing people with the opportunity to make their ideal next move.”

It is anticipated the first homes will be released for sale towards the end of March - prices are yet to be released.

A show home is scheduled to open this September and the first residents are scheduled to move into their new homes in October.

Avant, based in Edinburgh, have already built homes in Cairneyhill and are awaiting a decision on another phase in the village, to the west of the Forrester Park Resort.

Stewart’s Quarter will form part of the Rosyth Garden Village masterplan which will see the delivery of a mixed-use development.

Once complete, it will comprise up to 390 new homes, retail units, offices, sheltered housing and a care home.

Avant are picking up the pieces after Kapital, which was run by local property developer Keith Punler, went into liquidation in July 2022.

Their Hilton Garden City masterplan included 390 homes, a nursery, shops and a hotel, with professional and financial services, food and drink outlets and a nursing home all given the go-ahead, but it could not be completed.

Locals said the site, to the west of Camdean Primary School, was left in a "considerably dangerous" state after Kapital's demise but in September 2022 Avant put in their own plans to take it over.

They said their house types are "significantly more energy efficient compared to existing housing stock" and appeal to a wide range of customers with different affordability requirements.

The housebuilder added that they will be investing around £27m to deliver the Rosyth development, supporting local businesses and communities over a five-year period.