Five year investment programme now available to tenants
Queens Cross tenants can find out when their homes will be upgraded thanks to a new investment programme that’s just been published by the Association.
This is the first time the full, 5-year investment plan’s been made available to customers. Tenants can now see when work on heating systems, kitchens, bathrooms, windows and roofs are scheduled to take place over the period from 2019 to 2024. Door entry systems, common area and environmental works are also included.
John Boyle, Head of Property Services, says the plan should reassure tenants about the Association’s commitment to maintaining properties and when they can expect works to take place. He said: ‘As promised in our new Asset Management Strategy, we are delighted to be able to release our investment projections over the next 5 years.
‘The five year programme is not new, it’s part of our ongoing investment back in to communities and neighbourhoods. What is new is that tenants can now see when their windows or bathrooms will be replaced or their closes and common areas upgraded.
‘Although all plans can change due to unforeseen circumstances, we aim to keep to this programme as best we can and to ensure that Queens Cross homes remain desirable, high quality properties for affordable rent long into the future.’
Each Queens Cross neighbourhood will receive significant investment over the 5 year period. The main projects for each area are:
Woodside: Environmental improvements will take place at Cedar multis and deck access properties in Year 2. This will complete the transformation of the area originally discussed following the transfer of the stock from GHA in 2011.
Queens Cross: Common works to red stone tenement properties in the Garscube area in Year 3. These properties at Ancroft Street, Garscube Road and Nansen Street will undergo remedial works to the fabric of the buildings including the stonework, roof, guttering as well as environmental works. Works will also be undertaken to the door entry and internal common areas.
Westercommon/ Hamiltonhill: Comprehensive internal refurbishments will be carried out to all of the Westercommon multi-storeys in Years 4 and 5. These works will include a complete electrical rewire, new kitchen units and new bathroom suite.
Dundasvale: Having just had an upgrade to multi-storey common areas, the multi-storey blocks will get a new replacement heating system along with new kitchen units in Year 5.