Development and regeneration are about much more than building, repairing and maintaining tenants’ homes. While physical regeneration is important, social, economic and environmental regeneration are also vital if we are to successfully improve and support the communities of Govanhill and Merrylee.
Our major repairs and planned maintenance programme has an annual spend currently of around £2.8 million. The programme priorities for component replacement over the next 3 years include:
- Replacing 30+ years old windows with new, high performance, double glazed timber windows
- Kitchen and bathroom renewals
- Boiler replacements
- Major void upgrades, to increase energy efficiency (EESSH) and address Scottish Housing Quality Standard(SHQS) failures/ exemptions/abeyances where possible
Our current development programme will produce 88 new homes in the area. We completed the first two sites during 2018/19. These are at 195-201 Victoria Road (42 units) and 134 Inglefield Street (22 units). A further new build project at 159 Butterbiggins Road will produce 24 units with a planned site start date in late 2019/20. In addition, we have created 100 new social rented tenancies in South West Govanhill, by purchasing and repairing sub-standard flats in the area.
The Govanhill Housing Association Major Repairs and Planned Maintenance Budget for 2019/20 is £2.9m. More detail on this can be found here.
Development Programme Funding 2019/20
The Association’s Programme Agreement and Grant Planning Target 2019/20 was received in June in the sum of £7.800m from Glasgow City Council DRS.
This was accepted by the Association’s Management Committee on 19th June 2019
The Council will support the following projects with grant funding from its Affordable Housing Supply Programme:
- SW Govanhill Acquisition & Repair Programme (Glasgow City Council) £2.500m
- SW Govanhill Acquisition & Repair Programme (Scottish Government) £5.000m
- Demolition of Existing Building and Newbuild Housing at 159 Butterbiggins Road £0.300m
The Council will also provide grant funds of £0.025m for Aids & Adaptations
In addition to the GCC DRS Grant funding, the Association will require to use its own agreed financial contributions of £1.235m to meet committed contractual commitments in SW Govanhill and completed newbuilds.
Total Development Programme Funding for 2019/20 from all sources is £9.060m
Our wider regeneration role focuses on challenges and issues raised by local people, including: learning, training and employability; community development and gardening; social and financial inclusion, advocacy and outreach services; social enterprise; and, addictions.
Govanhill Community Development Trust has a prime role in delivering projects and initiatives that promote the social and economic development of the community and its people.