Earlier this year we advised our residents served by the (Combined Heat & Power) CHP system that Cloch had agreed to replace the existing problematic and unreliable system with individual energy efficient gas combi boilers within each home. This would also require that a brand new gas and electricity supply network would also be installed. We are delighted to announce that our Committee granted approval in November to award the contract of replacing the CHP system at MacGillivary Avenue/ Leitch St estate following a recent procurement exercise.
The successful contractor is CCG. The works are estimated at approximately £1M and we have also received confirmation of grant funding of £103,000 towards the cost of installing the new gas network. The first phase will be to install the new gas and electrical networks, and we hope to have this work starting early in January 2016. We appreciate that the residents will have various questions relating to the works we intend to carry out, and how this will affect them. Further communication will be provided to residents prior to work starting and there will be a series of communications to affected residents throughout the course of the project.
We have engaged with the Energy Savings Trust who will assist in providing support and assistance to residents throughout the contract which will be beneficial in terms of understanding the new system and the variety of utility providers etc. We look forward to starting these works to provide our residents with a more reliable and energy efficient heating and hot water system in their homes at the end of the contract in 2016.