Kenneth Gibson and Roberta Bianchini recently visited Eglinton Court and chatted to and took questions from residents of a Hanover Scotland sheltered housing development in Saltcoats as part of a tour to view a series of major upgrades and improvements to the fabric of the building.
Residents, who included some great characters, were happy to show Kenneth and Roberta the renovation works, which include brand new front doors, gutters and downpipes as well as full external wall insulation, new windowsill covers and complete roof cleaning and repairs, saying they were “highly delighted” with the work in terms of appearance and ease of heating.
Eglinton Court is made up of 24 flats over seven, two-storey blocks and the improvement works have raised each individual flat’s Energy Efficiency Rating to a Band C, helping to reduce energy costs.
Kenneth Gibson MSP said:
“It was great to meet with residents of Hanover Scotland’s Eglinton Court and see first-hand the major improvements that have been made to the development. These works have made a really positive impact to the lives of the residents and I am delighted to have had the opportunity to be shown around and chat to the residents, which included a question and answer session on topic political issues.”
Janice MacDonald, Enhanced Housing Manager for Hanover Scotland, said:
“I would like to thank Mr Gibson and Ms Bianchini for taking the time to visit our marvellous development. The works have not only enhanced the appearance of the development itself and raised our Energy Efficiency Rating, but have improved the quality of life for our tenants, made a marked improvement in the surrounding environment and led to increased interest from local people – a win-win scenario.”
Photo: Residents (Mary McGhee, Mildred Campbell and Marie Mair) with Kenneth Gibson MSP, Janice McDonald (Sheltered Housing Manager, Hanover Scotland) and Roberta Bianchini (SNP Candidate for Saltcoats Ward). Photo credit: Alan McCredie.
Hanover is one of Scotland’s largest housing associations for older people, managing more than 5,000 properties for tenants and owners and providing commercial services to more than 40,000.