Midlothian housing association to deliver £2.4m in home upgrades

New kitchens, bathrooms, heating systems and replacement roofs are to be fitted in Melville Housing Association homes over the next 12 months thanks to investment of almost £2.4 million.

The investment programme will see 186 new kitchens primarily fitted in homes in Mayfield and 90 new bathrooms, the majority of which will be fitted in Danderhall.

Midlothian housing association to deliver £2.4m in home upgrades

Previous work carried out on a Melville property

A total of 80 new heating systems will be spread across all stock while 40 roofs will be replaced, primarily in Bilston and Mayfield.

This latest phase in Melville’s home improvement programme means that over a five year period ending on 31 March 2020, more than 1,000 Melville homes will have had new kitchens fitted, representing over half of the Dalkeith-based housing association’s total stock.

As well as kitchen upgrades, which will focus on Mayfield in Midlothian, this year’s investment will also pay for 90 new bathrooms, 80 new heating systems and 40 replacement roofs.

Melville Housing chief executive Andrew Noble, said: “Continually improving tenants’ homes is and will always be one of our key priorities. We know how important this is to our customers which is why we are investing almost two and a half million pounds in kitchens, bathrooms, heating systems and roofs over the next 12 months.

“By the time this latest phase is complete we will have replaced kitchens in more than 1,000 homes. This is no mean feat and represents five years of fantastic partnership working. A great deal of credit should go to all those involved.”

Details of Melville’s 2019/20 planned maintenance programme are currently being finalised. All Melville tenants due a home upgrade will be contacted closer to the time.

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