HHP invest £12million in housing stock

Western Isles social landlords Hebridean Housing Partnership (HHP) has begun the process of investing a further £12million into their housing stock over the next four years.

Expressions of interest have now been invited from contractors to carry out a range of works; including central heating installation, insulation, kitchen and bathroom replacements and roofing and roughcasting works.

Kevin Paterson, HHP’s investment spokesperson, said: “We are coming to the end of our current four year and £14m investment programme, which we have delivered ahead of time and within budget.

“This further £12m investment in tenant’s homes demonstrates HHP’s commitment to ensure that tenant’s homes are maintained to the highest standard and that we continue to deliver the quality of homes and services that tenants aspire to.”

He added: “We are working now to ensure that there is no let up in our own programme and that we have contractors in place for the end of this year when the current contracts end.”

HHP’s ongoing investment progamme will contribute to alleviating the effects of fuel poverty through a focus on insulation works and the installation of modern, efficient heating systems.

The proposed works have been advertised Europe wide as required by European Union procurement rules.

HHP have already invested over £20m in the housing stock since being established in 2006.