Caledonia tenants move back into refurbished Perth flats
Caledonia Housing Association was pleased to welcome tenants back to the first block of refurbished flats on Newhouse House Road in Perth last week.
The refurbishment of this block of flats is the first stage in Caledonia’s £4 million regeneration of Newhouse Road.
The investment in Newhouse Road began in March 2016 with an anticipated 100 week schedule for the refurbishment of 69 homes. Once refurbishment is complete works will begin on the demolition of blocks 13-21 and the rebuilding of approximately 16 new homes.
Caledonia has ensured all residents have been decanted to properties within the street while the improvement works on their properties are carried out. This has been a major achievement in Caledonia’s endeavour to ensure minimal disruption for tenants.
Linda Young, project team leader, said: “I cannot praise our tenants enough for how accommodating they have been during the decant process. I am absolutely delighted to see the transformation in the properties and how pleased the tenants are with the end result.”
There have been a multitude of visitors to the site with comments ranging from “the difference is like night and day” to the one word comment of one tenant on seeing her home which was simply “wow!”
Tenant Eliza Gorecka said: “I love my new kitchen, it’s so nice. The flat is just wonderful. I am so pleased with the changes.”