The Grange

Pictured (from left): Tom Barclay (Kingdom Housing Association), Susan Jackson (Campion Homes), Vice-Principal Professor Tom Brown, Mark Easton (Kingdom), Kirsty Graham (Kingdom), Kenny Walker (Campion) and Willie Herd (Campion)

Work to create a unique new ‘university village’ for postgraduate students, staff and their families on the south side of St Andrews is now well underway.

The Grange, a pioneering project between the University of St Andrews and Kingdom Initiatives, will provide a mix of 61 houses and flats for affordable rent, with 14 of the properties being identified as houses of multiple occupation.

The first 22 homes were handed over to the University in August. A further 39 homes are due to be completed by December 2023, with the handover of all accommodation due to take place in Spring 2024.

The University will sign occupancy agreements with customers, while Kingdom will manage and maintain the homes.

The development highlights a joint commitment by the University and Kingdom Housing Association to enhance the lives of postgraduate students and academics through thoughtfully designed, affordable housing.

All of the homes have been built to Building Control’s Silver Active standard of sustainability, are highly energy efficient, and are fitted with solar panels.

Hydrogen-ready boilers have been installed, an environmentally conscious choice that offers flexibility by accommodating both natural gas and pure hydrogen. This forward-thinking approach supports the transition to more sustainable energy sources, contributing to the reduction of the project’s carbon footprint.

It is hoped the creation of additional housing will ease pressure on the town.


If you have queries about this or any of the University’s current developments, please email [email protected].