Homes, schools and public buildings across Renfrewshire will soon benefit from major refurbishment and maintenance works after energy, services and regeneration specialist ENGIE won multiple contracts across the area.
The firm’s regeneration business has been confirmed as the appointed contractor for the multi-million-pound Johnstone Castle project, which will deliver 95 new energy-efficient council homes following the demolition of the existing tenements.
ENGIE has also secured a contract to re-roof the local authority’s headquarters at Renfrewshire House and the roofs at St Catherine’s and Houston Primary Schools, as part of a £1.9 million contract. The buildings will each receive additional roof insulation and waterproof membranes, as well as the reinstatement of solar panels.
The contractor has also been appointed to deliver major maintenance and refurbishment contracts including approximately £12.5m investment in kitchens, bathrooms and energy efficient heating systems in council homes over the next four years.
As part of all new contracts, ENGIE has committed to offering employment and training opportunities for local people; as well as supporting community organisations, community businesses and social enterprises.
Brian Pettigrew, regional managing director for ENGIE’s Places & Communities division, said: “We’re delighted to be expanding our presence in Renfrewshire and working on some significant projects as appointed by the council. They have a steadfast approach to local investment which is clear from the sheer volume of work they are delivering within their local communities.
“The response from local people has been fantastic as they see the benefit that planned investment brings. We are looking forward to working on these projects, as well as bidding for future contracts, as we contribute to the Scottish Government and council ambition to deliver more affordable homes across all of Renfrewshire’s communities.”
Councillor John Shaw, convener of Renfrewshire Council’s finance, resources and customer services policy Board, said: “We strive to achieve best value on all the goods, services and works we purchase as a local authority to ensure the projects we deliver are of the highest quality for our residents.
“ENGIE have been successful on a number of forthcoming contracts and I look forward to seeing these projects delivered successfully in Renfrewshire.”