£2.1m facelift for Cam­bus­lang hous­ing block

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

A hous­ing block in Cam­bus­lang is set to ben­e­fit from a multi-mil­lion pound im­prove­ment project.

Kyle Court is set to go through ma­jor re­fur­bish­ments in 2016 with £ 2.1mil­lion set to be spent on the build­ing.

The 40-week pro­gramme will make the tower block warmer and more en­ergy-ef­fi­cient, low­er­ing fuel costs for res­i­dents.

The trans­for­ma­tion is part of South La­nark­shire Coun­cil’s HomeHap­pen­ing pro­gramme of in­vest­ment for coun­cil homes across the area.

Last week, hous­ing re­fur­bish­ment spe­cial­ists Lovell were awarded the con­tract to carry out the work.

Based at the Glas­gow Busi­ness Park, Bail­lieston, Glas­gow, Lovell will carry out ma­jor ex­ter­nal im­prove­ments in­clud­ing re­pairs to the outer walls and the in­stal­la­tion of an in­su­lated ren­der sys­tem for the Kyle Court build­ing.

The re­fur­bish­ment team will also re­place ex­ter­nal win­dows and doors, carry out re­pairs and re­place­ment of ex­ter­nal light­ing and ca­bling and re­place light­ning pro­tec­tion sys­tems.

The com­pany have vowed to li­aise closely with Kyle Court res­i­dents who will re­main in their homes as the work goes ahead.

A spe­cial­ist Lovell res­i­dent li­ai­son of­fi­cer based at the scheme will be res­i­dents’ main point of con­tact, keep­ing them in­formed and en­sur­ing that the pro­gramme goes smoothly and with the least pos­si­ble dis­rup­tion. The res­i­dent li­ai­son of­fi­cer will also iden­tify op­por­tu­ni­ties for Lovell to cre­ate ben­e­fits for the lo­cal com­mu­nity through the scheme as part of the com­pany’s Lovell Legacy com­mit­ment.

Lovell re­gional di­rec­tor Alan Tay­lor said: “We are ex­cited to have been cho­sen by South La­nark­shire Coun­cil to de­liver this ma­jor pro­gramme of im­prove­ments for Kyle Court, draw­ing on our wide- rang­ing ex­pe­ri­ence of high-rise re­fur­bish­ment pro­grammes.

“The up­grad­ing will sig­nif­i­cantly im­prove the lives of res­i­dents.”

The Kyle Court project - awarded to Lovell fol­low­ing a com­pet­i­tive ten­der­ing process - is the lat­est in a se­ries of ma­jor hous­ing schemes by Lovell for South La­nark­shire.

Th­ese in­clude 22 en­vi­ron­men­tal­lyfriendly new coun­cil homes for the lo­cal author­ity which Lovell is build­ing at Bel­mont Drive, East Kil­bride on the for­mer site of Can­berra Pri­mary School.

The com­pany has also pre­vi­ously car­ried out a suc­cess­ful large-scale hous­ing re­fur­bish­ment project for the coun­cil at five blocks of flats at Green­hill Court, Ruther­glen.

The up­grad­ing will sig­nif­i­cantly im­prove the lives of res­i­dents

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