Project to heat homes
Toryglen will benefit
An £8.5million project is set to be launched in Toryglen to reduce energy bills for 700 homes in the area.
Leader of Glasgow City Council, Councillor Frank McAveety and Brenda Wilson, Chair, Thistle Housing Association, signed up to the scheme last week.
It is also hoped the programme will improve building fabric on homes between now and late 2016.
Six different funding streams have been brought together by the council’s affordable warmth team.
They say it will complete the upgrading of 1733 homes in the Toryglen area, and will mean improved homes for local residents, reducing energy bills through measures such as external wall insulation and new roofs.
These homes are located immediately beside those being delivered through the Toryglen Transformational Regeneration Area (TRA) project, and the work will enhance and complement the TRA investment and the wider regeneration of Toryglen.
The partners in this project are Glasgow City Council, Thistle Housing Association, E. ON Energy Solutions and the Scottish Government.
Thistle Housing Association will be working with E.ON to deliver this energy efficiency and repairs programme.
Councillor McAveety said: “This project takes a bold approach to transforming these homes in Toryglen, improving people’s lives and their communities.
“I am delighted that the partners have devised such an imaginative solution to bringing together all the funding that will allow this work to take place, and welcome the Scottish Government’s involvement in this unique initiative. This could be a blueprint for future schemes.”
Brenda Wilson, Chairperson, Thistle Housing Association, said: “We are delighted that through this partnership with Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government, the residents of all 1733 houses in Toryglen will now benefit significantly from improved homes.
“We know from the first phase of 1033 homes that not only are homes much warmer but there are significant savings to be made in energy bills.”
Nigel Dewbery, Head of Obligation Delivery, E.ON Energy Solutions, said: “Our investment in energy savings schemes like this bring real benefits to communities, not only to the thousands of people whose homes will be more comfortable and more affordable to heat, but also supply chain partners that will be working alongside us.
“Working with Thistle Housing Association gives us the unique opportunity to deliver home energy improvements, not just for today’s Glasgow but for the next two decades and beyond.”
There are significant savings to be made