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 £4.3 million major repairs and planned maintenance programme for 2016/17 is focusing on energy efficiency and tackling fuel poverty by installing high-performance double glazing and A-rated boilers in properties identified for improvements. Some kitchens and bathrooms will also be replaced.
New properties we are building include the 42-home development at the corner of Victoria Road and Butterbiggins Road. The £5.5 million plans will involve transforming the derelict site into affordable homes, with two and three bedroom family flats, as well as a number of larger family homes and amenity flats for elderly people, with wheelchair access for some.
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. GREAT Gardens addresses environmental issues while promoting the advancement of education and training.