Issued: 5 October 2012
Ferryden Sheltered Housing Set For Upgrade
Twenty flats at the sheltered housing scheme in Ferryden, Montrose are to be modernised as the latest project in a programme of improvements to Angus Council’s sheltered housing stock across the county.
The £793,000 improvement programme was agreed at a meeting of Neighbourhood Services yesterday, Thursday 4 October.
Work to the flats will include installing new kitchens, level access showers and replacement bathrooms and wash hand basins, improving insulation, replacing heating, doors and floor coverings. Six existing flats will be converted and modernised into three new one-bedroomed flats with increased space, and modernised to the same standards.
There will be external and internal improvements to the building, including upgrading the warden call system, replacing the fire alarm system, extending the laundry and forming a sun room.
Work is expected to begin at the site in January or February 2013, for completion in January 2014.
Welcoming the move, Neighbourhood Services convener Councillor Donald Morrison said: “The modernisation at Ferryden will greatly enhance the quality of accommodation for our tenants and I’m delighted that we are able to take forward this project. With each such scheme we have modernised, we’ve gained valuable experience which we’ll be bringing to bear on this latest project. We will be following the latest building practices and standards to ensure well insulated, quality homes for our tenants.”
During the building period, the existing tenants will be decanted within the complex to minimise any disruption to tenants.