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Greenock social housing given £1.75m makeover

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December 22 2016

Greenock social housing given £1.75m makeover
A social housing complex in Greenock has been given a £1.75m makeover at the hands of fit-out contractor Morris & Spottiswood and River Clyde Homes.

All 49 flats at Cartsdyke Apartments now benefit from a wood pellet biomass heating system in a new energy centre, as well as a new insulated roof, replacement windows and a refurbishment of communal spaces.

An external insulated rendering system has also been fitted as well as curtain walling for stairwells and a new entrance and reception space.

Graham McDowall, investment, planning and delivery manager at River Clyde Homes, said: “It has been designated as Silver Living accommodation for those aged over 60 in response to the changing demographics of Inverclyde. We have an increasing older population and suitable properties, particularly in the East End of Greenock are in short supply.

“These 2-bedroom homes have been refurbished to a high standard, the finish of the entrance and landing spaces is magnificent and set a new standard. They are perfect for those who wish to live independently but close to local shops and transport.”

The design team included AHR Architects; Murray Russell Architects; interior designer ARKA; structural engineer David R Murray and Associates; service consultant Atelier Ten and biomass contractors Gibson and Goold.
An entrance ramp was included in the package of works
An entrance ramp was included in the package of works
The year-long project was conceived to improve energy efficiency, reducing bills for tenants with new landing floor coverings and front doors specified as part of the work
The year-long project was conceived to improve energy efficiency, reducing bills for tenants with new landing floor coverings and front doors specified as part of the work

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