River Clyde Homes Announced Investment Plans

River Clyde Homes Announced Investment Plans

River Clyde Homes has revealed its plans to invest £17 million in housing in Inverclyde, upgrading homes and making them more energy efficient.

Out of the total amount of money, around £10.6 million will be spent on major works to improve the housing stock. In a first for the Association, solar panels will be installed in 150 existing properties as part of a £3m drive to improve energy efficiency for customers, while 310 additional homes will be converted from inefficient electric storage heating to gas central heating. A £400k programme to improve insulation of lofts and wall cavities will also take place.

A new roof replacement programme will receive over £1 million and £250k will be spent on replacing windows and doors. In addition, 45 properties will have installed new kitchens, bathrooms and electrics.

In response to customer feedback, £3.2m will be invested in improving the built environment in neighbourhoods and £450k to improve and paint communal areas in flatted accommodation. Moreover, to help customers stay in their own homes, a budget of £300l has been set aside for aids and adaptations to properties.

“Our fundamental aim is to help improve lives and places and these plans go some way to doing that, particularly in the area of energy efficiency and tackling fuel poverty. Throughout last year we consulted with customers over what mattered to them and I’m pleased to see additional investment in neighbourhood environments and communal areas within blocks,” said Albert Henderson, chair of the River Clyde Homes Board.

“This £17m investment in existing properties, coupled with 89 new build coming on to the market and the demolition of unpopular properties in Banff Road, Cumberland Road and Slaemuir shows that River Clyde Homes is committed to the continued regeneration of Inverclyde,” he concluded.

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