Maryhill Housing and Turner Services to commence air source heat pump project
Air source heat pumps are renewable technology that take heat from the air and increase it to a higher temperature using a heat pump.
Maryhill Housing has awarded a contract to install air source heat pumps in their stock to Turner Property Services Ltd (known as Turner Services). The contract will involve replacing the existing electric storage heaters, which are currently installed in Maryhill Housing’s ‘mini multi’ properties, with new, more energy-efficient air source heat pumps.
Air source heat pumps are renewable technology that take heat from the air and increase it to a higher temperature using a heat pump. They are easy to install, require little maintenance and are far more energy-efficient than the existing outdated heating systems.
This project has been part-funded by the Scottish Government’s Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP). An award of up to £1.439 million has been made to the project as part of the Scottish Government’s objective to support Scotland’s transition to a low-carbon economy.
Community benefits for the contract with Turner Services include work experience, training, and apprenticeship opportunities for students from local schools, and a contribution to the ‘Maryhill Helps’ scheme, which was set up in December 2020 to support disadvantaged Maryhill Housing customers with children aged 16 and under.
Works are expected to commence on Monday 19 April 2021.
Maryhill Housing’s Chief Executive, Bryony Willett, said: “At Maryhill Housing, we are committed to providing great homes for our customers in strong and thriving communities. We understand from previous feedback that many of our customers are concerned about the energy efficiency of their homes and the cost of their heating. We are delighted to be working alongside Turner Services on this exciting project to provide our customers with more efficient and effective heating systems”.
David Black, Head of Operations and Commercial at Turner Services, said: “We are proud of the high standards of the air source heat pump installation services that we will deliver with this contract award. We will strengthen our existing relationships, building on the strong foundations established, to enhance our service offering and will work together with Maryhill Housing on delivering joint social value initiatives”.