Tower blocks set for £6.8m makeover


LOVELL is to deliver a £6.8 million high-rise improvement programme for Aberdeen City Council.

The scheme will transform four high-rise blocks of flats in the Cairncry area of Aberdeen. The high-rises are made up of a total of 388 homes.
Each building will benefit from the installation of rainscreen over-cladding to keep rain out and boost thermal insulation.
Lovell will also carry out concrete repairs, replacement of some windows and louvres, re-rendering of the lift motor rooms and some work to ventilation systems.
Residents will remain in their homes during the work, with a specialist Lovell resident liaison officer based on site, helping ensure the work goes ahead smoothly.
Aberdeen City Council housing and environment convener Councillor Neil Cooney said, “Aberdeen City Council is committed to long-term investment in its housing stock to ensure properties are energy-efficient and warm. As a result of this commitment more and more people are seeing fuel bills slashed.”
Lovell regional director Alan Taylor said, “These works will make these ‘hard-to-heat’ homes more energy-efficient, reducing the impact of fuel poverty on residents. We are delighted to be bringing our expertise in high-rise modernisation programmes to this project which will deliver significant improvements.”