WEST Dunbartonshire Council has selected Glasgow-based housing refurbishment and regeneration specialist Lovell to carry out a £4.8 million programme of external refurbishment work for three 15-storey blocks of flats in Clydebank.
The high-rises – West Court, Clyde Court and Park Court, all at Littleholm Place – are made up of 270 flats.
Work has just begun on the year-long scheme which will include the installation of a new structural insulated overcladding system to the buildings’ upper walls and of insulated brick slip and render cladding to the ground-floor walls. Other improvement work will include replacement windows throughout the blocks, new ramps and canopies at the main entrances and replacement ground-level external metal doors and screens.
Residents will remain in their homes during the work. A dedicated Lovell resident liaison officer will be based on site and will be residents’ main point of contact, ensuring they are kept fully informed and helping ensure the work goes smoothly.
Lovell was appointed to carry out the improvement programme through its membership of West Dunbartonshire Council’s framework for carrying out fabric repairs to multi-storey blocks of flats. The company has successfully carried out similar refurbishment work for the Council through the framework, including the upgrading of six multi-storey blocks in Clydebank.