Work begins to enhance homes on Glasgow’s London Road
Thenue Housing Association has appointed the Regeneration division of ENGIE (formerly Keepmoat Regeneration) to deliver £1.6 million worth of improvement works, while introducing new security measures to safeguard residents.
The work is being funded by the Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council, with contributions from residents.
Each household will benefit from a warmer home and reduced utility bills due to the installation of external wall insulation; as well as renewed guttering, pipes and roof repairs. Common areas will benefit from thoughtful upgrades while home security will be further enhanced by upgrades to screens, windows and doors, new external lighting, and new controlled door entry systems.
Residents will not be required to leave their homes, with ENGIE confirming, the work will be completed with residents in situ. The company has also revealed a dedicated resident liaison team will be on-hand throughout the duration of the project, to answer any concerns or queries; while keeping households up to date on progress.
Alan Burton, regional construction director for ENGIE, said: “These are significant upgrades which will enrich the lives of Thenue’s customers, providing them with warmer and safer homes. We have extensive experience of completing similar projects and can reassure residents that disruption will be kept to a minimum.
“Thenue HA is one of our first framework partnerships in Scotland and it is absolutely fabulous to be working with them on such important transformational projects.”
Thenue currently owns and manages 3,500 properties across Glasgow.
A spokesperson for Thenue said: “This is an important step forward in improving housing which will bring real benefits to the people living there. Thenue has a long history of working together with Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government to deliver both new and improved homes and we greatly welcome the work which is being carried out.”
Councillor Kenny McLean, city convener for neighbourhoods, housing and public realm, said: “This is marvellous news for all those living in these homes on London Road. This fantastic project will bring lower energy bills, improved security and a better environment for everyone living there.”
Work is currently underway on London Road and it is expected to complete in early 2019.