£2.2million upgrade for homes

HOUSING association chiefs have announced the start of a new phase of refurbishment works in the Hillhead area of Kirkintilloch.

Hillhead Housing Association (HHA) has begun work on a £2.2million scheme to improve 103 homes in Hillhead Road, Meiklehill Road, Shells Road and Cleddans Road.

Tenants will receive new kitchens, bathrooms and heating systems, while electrical wiring will be upgraded where necessary and new double glazing and doors fitted.

All gutters and downpipes will also be replaced and roof repairs carried out.

The work, being carried out by Campbell Construction Group, is expected to last around 12 months.

Those who own properties in the four-in-a-block style buildings will be given the option to have the same work carried out, with HHA working in association with East Dunbartonshire Council to determine whether grants are available to pay for part of the refurbishments.