GHA unveils plans for communities
Published by Glasgow Housing Association on Sat 09 Jun 12 @ 22:16
Glasgow Housing Association has unveiled plans for the future of four communities - after listening to the views of its tenants.
The plans involve some homes being given a major refurbishment to make way for regeneration, while in other areas some blocks will be demolished.
Tenants who live in houses that are to be demolished will be given a choice of another home in the area or one of the hundreds of new homes GHA is building across Glasgow.
The latest decisions made by GHA will see:
- Three blocks at Royston demolished
- One block in Drumchapel come down
- Three blocks in Cranhill kept and a refurbishment programme completed
- Several blocks of tenements in Levernwood kept and modernised
The plans for the four communities mark the end of a review of every home inherited by GHA at stock transfer in 2003.
This means neighbourhoods across the city now have certainty on whether homes are to be kept and modernised or demolished to make way for regeneration.
Alex McGuire, GHA's Executive Director of Development and Regeneration, said:
"We consulted closely with residents in each of these neighbourhoods. Every area was different and we've brought forward plans which we think best meets the needs now and in the future of that community.
"Where we've decided to keep homes we'll carry out major refurbishment work to make the houses modern, comfortable and attractive.
"In some cases, where demand for properties is much lower and the flats are too expensive to maintain, we've decided to go ahead with demolition to make way for future regeneration work.
"It also means that every GHA community now has certainty over its long-term future."
The plans for the four areas are:
in Levernwood said they enjoyed living in the neighbourhood but wanted to live in more modern, comfortable homes.
The 129 tenants who live at 56-114 Pinmore Street and 170 and 180 Nitshill Road will see their homes retained and extensive investment work carried out.
The refurbishment of the tenements will include new kitchens, bathrooms and re-wire, repairs to windows and overcladding and treating problems with dampness.
Three multi-storey blocks at 138 Fastnet Street, 25 Soutra Place and 7 Longstone Place in Cranhill are to be kept.
Work has already started on the refurbishment of the blocks and the 306 tenants who live there recently benefited from new kitchens and bathrooms, new windows and heating systems, re-wiring and overcladding.
More work on the blocks, including a new concierge station, will also be carried out.
The multi-storey block at 15 Linkwood Crescent in Drumchapel is to be demolished. The 132 tenants who live in the flats will now be re-housed in the area or in a GHA new-build home and the demolition should take place around 2015-16.
The high-rises at 27 and 39 Linkwood Crescent will be kept and tenants there are currently benefiting from a major upgrade to their homes.
The decisions about the future of the four areas were made after extensive consultation with the local communities. GHA's Business Transformation and Regeneration Committee approved the plans last month.
The high-rise block at 40 Rosemount Street is to be demolished. The other two blocks, at 20 and 39 Rosemount Street, will also be demolished, as previously agreed.
The 420 tenants who live in the three blocks will be given the choice of another house in the area or a GHA new-build home. The demolition is expected to take place in 2014-15.