GHA’s £15 million regeneration of Gorbals

02 Jul 2007

Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) tenants in Gorbals are looking forward to a £15 million refurbishment of their homes.

New Gorbals Local Housing Organisation (LHO) who manages the stock on GHA's behalf has secured the funding from GHA to improve the 408 properties on Waddell Court and Commercial Court over the next three years.

The properties will see many improvements including:

  • External overcladding which provides insulation, eradicates dampness and dramatically improves the building's appearance
  • New entrances and balconies to improve security
  • New kitchens
  • New bathrooms
  • Re-wiring of properties
  • New heating systems

Plans to regenerate the neighbourhood and environment are also in the pipeline which could see New Gorbals LHO landscaping the area and introducing green spaces.

Tenants and owners are being invited to an open day which is being held on Wednesday, 7 February at the Tulip Inn, Ballater Street, Glasgow from 10.30am to 7pm. Details of the regeneration proposals will be on show and there will also be an opportunity to meet with staff from New Gorbals LHO and its partners to discuss the plans.

Property specialists Currie & Brown are consultants on the project and the team includes CCG (Construction Group) with FBN Architects and the Wates Group with 3D Architects.

Danny Bradley, Assistant Director of Investment and Regeneration for GHA commented: "The work planned for the Gorbals area will dramatically improve the properties and neighbourhood, ensuring better homes and better lives for our tenants.

"New Gorbals LHO has been working closely with its tenants to ensure modern, re-furbished properties they can be proud to live in - in fact it is the tenants themselves on the LHO committee who have prioritised the spending."

Kirsty Fotheringham, Community Housing Manager of New Gorbals Local Housing Organisation said: "This is a major regeneration project for Gorbals that will deliver improved living conditions for residents as well as considerable environmental benefits for the community as a whole.  The initiative is part of our strategy to deliver an enhanced standard of living to the community and ensure an environment that is consistent with 21st century life."

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