£13m investment to help hundreds of homes in Glasgow
Over 300 difficult to heat high rise homes in the North West of Glasgow will soon benefit from major internal and external improvements thanks to a £13 million investment from Queens Cross Housing Association and its newly appointed contractor Keepmoat.
The work on the 314 multi-storey flats at the iconic Cedar Court will include insulated external cladding, new energy efficient windows, balcony enclosures and, a renewable heating and ventilation system.
Attractive and colourful aesthetic enhancements, new lift carriages, low energy lighting, a structural design of the foyer and environmental improvements all combine to provide fresh, modern homes benefitting from reduced energy use and increased fuel affordability.
Eamonn McGarvey, regional managing director at Keepmoat, said: “Fuel affordability is a major consideration for this scheme and the delivery of these considerable home energy improvements will provide warmer homes and reduce resident’s energy and fuel bills.
“It’s an honour to be working in partnership with Queens Cross Housing Association and delivering a project that will have such a positive and lasting legacy at Cedar Court. A number of jobs will also be created via our supply chain which we hope will have wider community and economic benefits.”
Shona Stephen, chief executive at Queens Cross Housing Association, said: “We made a promise to invest in these flats after the Second Stage Transfer in 2011. In 2012 we undertook an Options Appraisal for the whole of Woodside that provided us with a vision for the area.
“I’m delighted that we can start to implement the proposals contained within that appraisal.”
Keepmoat and Queens Cross Housing Association have said they will work in collaboration with the local community and Cedar residents to ensure the smooth delivery of what is a major project.
Work is scheduled to begin in January 2016 and will last approximately 66 weeks.