Scottish building services and all-trades contractor McGill has secured a significant contract with long-standing clients Govanhill Housing Association.

McGill has delivered work to support the association’s regeneration project for several years and the contractor will start work on the £1.4m repairs contract to deliver a wide range of trade services, including slating, tiling, fire and security services, TV installation, landscaping, lead and stonework.

Govanhill Housing Association is a community-controlled social landlord operating in the Govanhill and Merrylee neighbourhoods of Glasgow.

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The association owns and manages more than 2,800 homes for social rent and provide factoring services for a further 1,500 privately owned properties.

The association has invested more than £43m in their tenants’ homes as part of the substantial major repairs and planned maintenance programmes since 2000.

The contract will see McGill continue to operate around South West Govanhill, an area currently undergoing significant regeneration as part of the association’s South West Govanhill Property Acquisition and Repair programme.

Chris Ferriday, McGill operations director, said: “It is always great to build long-lasting relationships with clients as you really get to know their team and ultimately deliver outstanding work.

"Having worked with Govanhill Housing Association for several years, we have strong relationships and a great understanding of what the goals of the association are and how we can support them to achieve these.”

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