Saltcoats flats set for £1.5 million makeover

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PLANS for the ‘major’ refurbishment of two tower blocks in Saltcoats have been unveiled following consultation with residents.

Both external and internal work will be undertaken in the Lambie Court and O’Connor Court project, with North Ayrshire Council setting aside £1.5 million for the external works.

The work will include a full rewiring of the flats to take them up to current standards, an installation of replacement central heating, as well as upgrades to the fire suppressant systems and individual rooms within individual properties.

Councillor Jim Montgomerie, cabinet member for place, said, “This refurbishment of the high flats will be a major investment in the future of Lambie Court and O’Connor Court, ensuring their long-term viability for years to come.

“Over the past months, we have been putting together the comprehensive programme for the delivery of works. Throughout this process, we have maintained regular contact with our residents, and I’d like to thank them for their co-operation throughout.

“Undoubtedly, there is likely to be some level of disruption when works gets underway, but we fully expect the end result to be worth it. Residents can be assured that we will continue to work closely with them to minimise any convenience and disruption.”

North Ayrshire Council has said that it expects to approve a tender for the external works on January 21.