McGill is set to begin work in May on a bathroom replacement contract worth £1.3 million by Caledonia Housing Association. At the same time McGill will also carry out a kitchen replacement contract for the association, bringing the total contract works to £2.6 million.
Although McGill was awarded these contracts in late 2020, the country headed into lockdown in late December, and by law, only essential works could be carried out. With restrictions lifted as of April 26th, McGill is now set to begin this important work within the next few weeks. Property surveys are being carried out now with a view to beginning refurbishment work shortly.
The three-year contract encompasses each step of the replacement programme, beginning with surveys of the existing kitchens and bathrooms, planning the phased works, carrying out the replacements, and finally completing any attendant works including décor and floor coverings. Year one of the contract will see 224 kitchens and 73 bathrooms replaced by March 31 2022, in properties ranging across Perthshire, Angus, Fife and Dundee.
McGill secured a number of contracts in 2020 which were then put on hold due to lockdown restrictions; McGill was awarded work even during the lockdown period, and has also been appointed to a number of frameworks by housing associations across Scotland.
McGill Commercial Director Douglas Smith commented, “All at McGill are hugely relieved to be able to get back to some of what we do best. Refurbishing and repairing properties is really critical for tenants and improves their quality of life immensely. Our partnership with Caledonia Housing Association is one we’re extremely proud of, and this three year framework contract is a real sign that McGill is a real trusted name in the sector.
We’re delighted to finally get to work, and looking at an incredibly busy 2021 as we get back to business; we’re raring to go and you’ll see the McGill name all over Scotland as we ramp up operations again.”