New Silver Sands Cafe - Great asset to the Fife Coastal Path
Monday, July 11, 2011
The beautiful award-winning beach at Silver Sands, on the Fife Coastal Path now has a fantastic new café and toilet facilities thanks to a £520,000 investment by Fife Council.
In June 2005 the café at Silver Sands was burned down. After a long period of negotiations to agree an insurance settlement the Council began the rebuild process. Through consultation with local people we identified the key features of the new design:
The cost of the project sits at £520,000 and was funded largely through the insurance settlement with a contribution from capital budgets and a sum of £40,000 from the West Fife Area budgets specifically to support the kitchen area.
- maximise on the fantastic sea views, creating a panoramic setting for visitors to the café/restaurant;
- provide a café/restaurant which adds value to Silver Sands and operates throughout the year; and
- use sustainable practices such as solar panels, light capture, green roof and timber cladding.
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