Linthouse HA begins £1.1 million remodelling project in Govan

Linthouse Housing Association has started a £1.1 million project to extensively remodel a building that formerly housed a very sheltered housing complex in Govan.

Works to convert the former complex at Eldergrove Court in Drumoyne, Govan are now underway and will convert the building into 11 individual main door, level access amenity flats for tenants aged 55+.

The areas that were originally utilised for communal purposes will be divided into equally generous flats, some of which will include rear door access. All properties will also have access to a communal external courtyard.

This project has been procured by Linthouse Housing Association following an advert in Public Contracts Scotland and will be delivered within a 28-week programme. Works commenced April 2019 and are currently on programme.

The main contractor is Contract Building Services (CBS), who have over 30 years’ experience in the building and construction industry. As part of this project, CBS will be working closely with the housing association to deliver a range of community benefits.

This contract has been supported by Glasgow City Council’s Development and Regeneration Services, who have invested £636,463 of grant funding. The balance is being met by a private loan that the association has secured from Unity Bank.

Irene Campbell, Linthouse CEO, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with our funders, Glasgow City Council and Unity Bank to deliver secure, level access, warm homes built to amenity standards in the attractive, sought after Eldergrove estate in West Drumoyne.

“This project is being managed by our new asset management team headed up by Gail Sherriff, our depute CEO.”

Gail Sherriff, depute CEO, added: “The Eldergrove remodelling contract is the first project of our ambitious 19/20 programme of works. As well as this project, the asset management team will be overseeing a further four phases of component replacement works going on site this financial year, including windows and stonework repairs, new boilers and gas central heating works and new kitchens and bathrooms as well as smoke and heat detection works.

“Over and above this, the association is actively working on a new build development at Drumoyne Primary School, aiming for a site start during 2019.”

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