MARYHILL Housing has awarded a contract for the installation of air source heat pumps in its stock to Turner Property Services Ltd.
The contract will involve replacing existing electric storage heaters currently installed in Maryhill Housing’s ‘mini multi’ properties with new, more energy-efficient air source heat pumps.
The project has been part-funded by the Scottish Government’s Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP). An award of up to £1.439 million has been made to the scheme.
Community benefits for the contract with Turner Services include work experience, training and apprenticeship opportunities for students from local schools as well as a contribution to the ‘Maryhill Helps’ scheme which was set up to support disadvantaged Maryhill Housing customers with children aged 16 and under.
Works are expected to commence on Monday 19th April.
Bryony Willett, Maryhill Housing chief executive, said, “At Maryhill Housing we are committed to providing great homes for our customers in strong and thriving communities. We understand from previous feedback that many of our customers are concerned about the energy efficiency of their homes and the cost of their heating. We are delighted to be working alongside Turner Services on this exciting project to provide our customers with more efficient and effective heating systems.”
David Black, head of operations and commercial at Turner Services, added, “We are proud of the high standards of the air source heat pump installation services that we will deliver with this contract award. We will strengthen our existing relationships, building on the strong foundations established, to enhance our service offering and will work together with Maryhill Housing on delivering joint social value initiatives.”