North Ayrshire Council completes improvement works at Garrier Court

Major improvement works have been completed at Garrier Court Sheltered Housing Complex, marking the culmination of North Ayrshire Council’s latest project to deliver modern, accessible homes for older residents.

The finishing touches were completed recently, breathing new life into the homes at Springside.

The £2 million works carried out at Garrier Court include new kitchens, bathrooms rewiring, central heating upgrades and new windows for all 19 properties.

The complex benefitted from roof and rendering improvements, while the communal areas were upgraded with a new scooter store and visiting services room created.

Councillor Jim Montgomerie, cabinet member for the Green New Deal & sustainability, said: “As part of our commitment to housing improvement and our sheltered housing reprovisioning programme, we are investing substantially in homes for our older residents.

“Although slightly delayed as a result of the restrictions in place due to the pandemic, it’s wonderful to see the completion of improvements works at Garrier Court. This is the latest in a series of completed or ongoing projects to deliver modern, high-quality and energy efficient sheltered housing.
“Our residents have benefitted from refurbished surroundings at Connell Court in Kilbirnie, Woodgrove in Dreghorn, Currie Court in Ardrossan, Robert W Service Court in Kilwinning and Dickson Court in Beith.

“In addition, we have refurbishment works ongoing at Friars Lawn in Kilwinning. We’re really proud of the work we’re doing to ensure our older residents have warm, comfortable and modern homes.”

The £2m of improvements – supported by a Scottish Government grant of £1.083m – have brought extensive internal and external improvements to the properties, which are designed to specifically meet the needs of older residents.

The most recent Housing Revenue Account budget, approved by the North Ayrshire Council in December last year, includes £25m further investment in the Council’s Sheltered Housing Reprovisioning Programme.  This provides the opportunity to refurbish the remaining sheltered units in the housing portfolio which have not yet been upgraded, over a five-year period.

In addition to its commitment to sheltered housing, the council will also deliver hundreds of new Council homes this year at sites including Flatt Road in Largs, St Beya Gardens in Cumbrae, Brathwic Terrace on Arran, Towerlands in Irvine, and Springvale in Saltcoats.

Other developments currently under construction include St Michael’s Wynd in Kilwinning, Dalrymple Place in Irvine and Irvine Harbourside.

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