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Linthouse carries out remodelling work

Housing association carries our remodelling to former very sheltered housing complex.

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Linthouse Housing Association is currently in the process of carrying out extensive remodelling works to a building that was previously a very sheltered housing complex at Eldergrove Court in Drumoyne, Govan. Works to convert the former complex are now underway and will convert the building into 11 individual main door, level access amenity flats for tenants aged 55-plus.

Linthouse said that the “ambitious £1.1 million project demonstrates the association’s commitment to meeting housing need”. The new development affords much needed lower density, level access housing within the association’s current stock for tenants aged 55-plus. 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), which has over 30 years’ experience in the building and construction industry. As part of this project, CBS will be working closely with the association to deliver a range of community benefits.

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

Linthouse said that “the project represents just one of the association’s many progressive and ambitious contracts this year” that further enhances the quality of its stock and, ultimately, meets the housing need of customers living in the Govan area.

Irene Campbell, Linthouse Chief Executive Officer, 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.”

The project is being managed by Linthouse’s new Asset Management Team which is headed up by Gail Sherriff, the association’s Depute CEO.

Gail Sherriff said: “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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