£14 million revamp for Western Isles homes

The photo shows representatives from some of the locally based contractors and Management and Board Members from HHP at the signing of the contracts.
The photo shows representatives from some of the locally based contractors and Management and Board Members from HHP at the signing of the contracts.

New kitchens, heating systems and windows are part of the £14 million investment being made by the Hebridean Housing Partnership over the next four years.

This huge investment will be delivered through a framework contract which includes nine locally based contractors.

HHP’s Chair David Blaney said: “I am delighted to be able to confirm this major investment and I am particularly pleased that this will be delivered by local contractors.

“This not only benefits tenants but supports a large number of local jobs and greatly benefits the local economy and wider community.”

The HHP Board agreed the details of a package of works at their meeting on February 18th.

The planned works include:

283 bathrooms

689 heating systems

397 kitchens

74 windows

65 houses reroofed and

83 houses roughcast

This investment follows on from the £15m investment which has been delivered in 2011-2015 and brings the total spend to date by HHP on major improvements in tenants homes to £24.2m since 2006.

The photo shows representatives from some of the locally based contractors and Management and Board Members from HHP at the signing of the contracts.