Apprenticeship opportunity from Turner Services

Apprenticeship opportunity from Turner Services

Partick Housing Association’s contractor Turner Services, part of the Turner Group, are currently recruiting for a number of driven and enthusiastic apprentices to join their team.

Turner Group is a successful privately owned Company based in Glasgow, which manages assets and facilities on behalf of a number of private and public companies.

The apprenticeships will be in the trades as listed:

  • Carpentry/Joinery
  • Electrician
  • Plumbers
  • Plasterers

Responsibilities will include learning and developing practical skills, participating in classes and workshops on and offsite, observing all health and safety codes, completing tests and assignments.

For more information on this great opportunity, view the job description here.

Applications by email to Liz Thomson, HR Advisor: liz.thomson@turnerservices.co.uk with a covering letter detailing which trade you are interested in.

Closes Friday 20 August 2021.

 

 

 

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Mansfield Gate Update – April 2021

Mansfield Gate at the former St Peter’s Primary School

This news article provides you with an update on progress at our Mansfield Gate development. On the site of the former St. Peter’s school in Partick, the project will deliver 60 new flats to PHA’s portfolio of affordable housing, consisting of 21 Mid Market Rent (MMR) flats, 31 for social rent and 8 supported accommodation units.

As per our last update, the project has unfortunately been affected by a number of challenges and faced delays. Our initial contractor went into administration and, like other construction projects, work has progressed slowly due to necessary COVID-19 working restrictions.

Our main contractor, Hadden Group, are working through planned packages of work with efficiency as restrictions are eased. The latest programme is for the phased completion of works and occupation of the properties throughout autumn and winter 2021. The MMR flats on Chancellor Street will be completed first; then Dowanhill Street, starting with the supported accommodation block; and finally in sequence onto White Street.

This programme is subject to review as we respond to changing restrictions. The safety of our staff, consultants and the wider community remains our priority and we appreciate everyone’s patience during these uncertain times. In due course we look forward to welcoming new tenants to these new affordable homes within the heart of Partick.

Social housing properties will be allocated in line with our Allocations Policy. For more information on the process of applying to rent a home with us, please visit our website or call us on 0141 357 3773 (option 3).

If you are interested in applying for one of our mid-market rent properties please contact our Mid-Market Rent Team on midmarketrent@partickha.org.uk or call 0141 357 3773 (option 5).

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Happy World Book Day!

Win a Book Token for your child

Thursday 4 March is World Book Day, giving us the opportunity to celebrate a love of books and shared reading.
 
To mark this day, we are asking our younger tenants to send us a drawing of a character from their favourite book. Entrants will be in with a chance of winning a £15 Book Token to get a new addition for their home library.
 
Grown-ups should take a photo of the drawing and email it to vmccormick@partickha.org.uk. Use the subject “World Book Day Competition” and include child’s name, age, adult’s name, address, and phone number. This competition is open to PHA tenants only. Competition closes Friday 12 March at 9am.
 
If you have a child under 5 years old, don’t forget to sign up to the Imagination Library to receive a FREE BOOK EVERY MONTH! Click here for more information.
 
#WorldBookDay

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Mansfield Gate Update – March 2021

Mansfield Gate at the former St Peter’s Primary School

The eagerly awaited Mansfield Gate development project has been affected by some challenges over the past year. The project, like other construction work across the country, has been delayed by restrictions due to COVID-19. We have also had to respond to the original contractor going into administration and having to make alternative arrangements.

Following the administration of CBC, we have been working closely with our new contractor Hadden Group Ltd. to prepare a list of all outstanding work to ensure that the flats are finished to the desired specification and quality. Hadden have now begun working through this list, however, due to COVID-19 working restrictions set out by the Scottish Government they have had to limit the number of workers on site.

Due to the enforced period of inactivity at the initial lockdown there are some additional works are required to the building. In order to carry out these works the contractor will need to erect scaffolding on sections of the building. They will be starting at the corner of Chancellor Street and Dowanhill Street in the coming weeks following the removal of the scaffolding adjacent to the church. Access around the site will not be affected by the scaffolding although there may be some disruption as it is erected. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience.

The safety of our staff, consultants and the wider community remains our priority. Unfortunately this means that we cannot progress the project at the speed we would like. As soon as it is safe to do so, there will be an increased site presence as we work to deliver this much anticipated project.

With the majority of PHA staff working from home, we are pausing the production and delivery of the paper newsletters. However we will continue to update our website and social media pages as the development progresses.

We are working towards a phased handover from summer 2021. This is dependent on covid-19 working restrictions from the Scottish Government, and therefore subject to change. We appreciate everyone’s patience during these uncertain times and in due course we look forward to welcoming new tenants to these new affordable homes within the heart of Partick.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and self-isolation

The Scottish Government website provides guidance on how to self-isolate effectively.

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-test-and-protect/pages/summary/

Everyone who develops symptoms of COVID-19 – a new, continuous cough; fever or loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste – should isolate straight away and arrange a test. People who live in the same household as a person with symptoms should also isolate straight away.

Self-isolation means you should remain at home and shouldn’t go to work, school, public areas or use public transport. You shouldn’t go out to buy food or other essentials.  You must stay at home.

If you live in a property with common areas, you must not access them while isolating. This includes closes, gardens and bin shelters and is vital for the protection of others. Deliveries of food and other essentials should be made to your own door rather than the external close door.

The National Assistance Helpline is available for people staying at home to stop the spread of coronavirus who cannot otherwise get the help they need. If you need it, you can call the National Assistance Helpline on 0800 111 4000, or contact via textphone on 0800 111 4114.

We have created a handy guide with with useful contact details of help and support during this crisis, please see here for more information.

Anniesland Cross Office Block Transformation – Planning Submitted

PHA planning application to transform vacant office block at Anniesland Cross 

Partick Housing Association (PHA) has submitted a planning application to transform a vacant office block on Great Western Road.

Working in partnership with MAST Architects, Glasgow City Council and others, PHA’s proposals include converting the upper floors of the four-storey office building at Anniesland Cross.  This will provide 17 affordable new homes in the heart of Anniesland, comprising 11 one-bedroom flats and 6 two-bedroom flats for social rent.

This office building has been empty for a number of years, in an area surrounded by existing commercial and residential properties.  The location offers excellent access to local shops, services, amenities and public transport.

Partick HA Chief Executive, Stewart MacKenzie said: “At Partick Housing Association, we’re committed to a programme of providing more high quality and affordable homes which are much-needed within Glasgow’s West End.  We’re delighted to be working with partners in Anniesland, bringing this building back to life and meeting local housing needs.”

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