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Glasgow housing retrofit for ISG

17 Oct 12 Glasgow’s Southside Housing Association has signed up ISG on a £4.8m contract to clad some of the city's oldest blocks of flats to give them a facelift.

ISG will undertake over-cladding works to three 10-storey blocks of flats housing 219 properties at 20-220 Moss Heights, in Cardonald. Moss Heights was the first high-rise development to be built in Glasgow in 1953 and is home to more than 1,000 residents.  The award follows ISG’s delivery of an extensive over-cladding project of 13 multi-storey blocks for Glasgow Housing Association (GHA).

The 35-week contract focuses on both enhancing the overall thermal performance of the accommodation blocks, and improving their appearance, through the installation of a cladding system to the exterior façade.

Curtain walling will also be installed across the open balcony areas to provide residents with two new sun rooms, creating additional weatherproof space within each flat. The programme includes testing the concrete frame structures and general exterior repairs to the façade, external walls, fences and footpaths. New floodlighting and feature lighting will be installed.

ISG’s managing director for Scotland, Andy Mallice, said: “ISG continues to establish a well-deserved reputation for successfully delivering complex, multi-storey façade improvement projects with major UK housing association providers. The ability to deliver a fast-track programme, whilst minimising disruption to tenants, requires a skilled approach. Close tenant liaison is an essential part of this process, and we work hard to effectively communicate important information to our neighbours via multiple channels to ensure the greatest possible outreach.”

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