Partick Housing Association

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Website Update

We are currently in the process of reviewing and updating our existing website, this means some pages may take longer to load whilst we review the current information and lay-outs.

During this review we are welcoming suggestions for improvement, to report any current issues or if you are interested in testing our new site – you can do this by visiting here.

Thank you for your continued patience.

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COP26

The United Nations Climate Change Conference, better known as COP26 will be in Glasgow from 31st October – 12th November 2021 at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC).

There will be disruption to travel networks in and around our area. Current planned road closures and alternative routes can be found here.  You can also see any closures to walking and cycling networks through this link.

Businesses and residents directly affected by planned disruption will receive specific, direct communications forewarning them of the likely impact during specified periods.

You can find the full details, including any changes to other services within the city, on the Get Ready Glasgow website here.

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Office Arrangements from 6 September 2021

We thank you for your patience over the past 18 months and recognise how flexible and accommodating everyone has been.  We appreciate your ongoing understanding as we try to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible.

In line with Scottish Government guidance, we are now able to operate a phased return of staff to the office.  For the short term this will mean that there are fewer staff physically in the office than pre Covid 19 times.

From Monday 6 September, we will operate a phased re-opening of the office to our customers and visitors.  The office will be open on an appointment basis only. To keep everyone safe, anyone who wishes to book an appointment, must first contact us by phone 0141 357 3773 or email info@partickha.org.uk to arrange a suitable time.  At this time our main reception will stay closed and we are unable to accommodate drop-in appointments until further notice.  

To keep you and our staff safe, our aim is to continue to undertake the majority of interactions via phone or email communication, tenants can also request a home visit from one of our staff.  Please contact us by phone 0141 357 3773 or email info@partickha.org.uk

If you have an allocated appointment, we ask that:

  • only one person visits us – if you require support from another individual (family member or friend) we can increase this to a maximum of two people
  • arrive at your appointment time (there is no waiting areas inside the building)
  • please ring the bell at the main reception door to let us know you have arrived. 
  • When you do come into the building, you must be wearing a face mask (unless exempt) and sanitise your hands. 

We will keep this arrangement under review and let you know when we are ready to move to the next phase of re-opening.

We are all looking forward to getting back out and visiting people in our communities, but ask that you continue to keep safe during visits.

You can help us by continuing to pay your rent via direct debit, bank transfer, at a PayPoint or Post Office or by using the Allpay App or Website.  We do not take cash at the office.  If you need more information, please get in touch.

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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Purdon Street Development Update June 2021

Partick Housing Association delivers 14 new affordable homes at Purdon Street development

Partick Housing Association (PHA) is pleased to announce the completion of its latest new housing supply project at Purdon Street in the heart of Glasgow’s West End.

 

Partick HA Chief Executive, Stewart MacKenzie said: “We’re delighted to complete our latest new development in Partick and welcome tenants to their wonderful new homes.”

 

This redeveloped 4-storey block of 14 affordable new homes provides a mix of 1 and 2 bedroom flats for social rent.  Tenants have recently moved in and love their new homes in the heart of Partick, close to local amenities.

 

One new tenant explained that he had lived in Purdon Street before it was redeveloped.  As he collected his keys he said: “I was here for twenty five years.  I feel like I’ve come back home again, I’m very happy to be here.  This place is like an oasis in the middle of Partick – quiet and peaceful.”

 

Partick HA Chair, Alan Howie added: “We’re pleased to have successfully completed these new homes at Purdon Street, during what have been challenging times.  Many thanks to the Council, our partners and the local community for their continuing support.  At Partick Housing Association, we’re committed to providing more quality affordable homes to meet local housing needs and are working on a series of ambitious new housing supply projects across the West End.”

 

Councillor Kenny McLean, City Convener for Neighbourhoods, Housing and Public Realm at Glasgow City Council, said:  “It is great to see new and high-quality affordable homes being built in Partick, and these flats help meet the need for such housing in this part of Glasgow.  The Council is delighted to have supported this development, which is yet another example of partnership working in Glasgow bringing new and improved homes to communities across the city.”

 

The building was converted for PHA by Hadden Group, who were successfully appointed from the Scottish Procurement Alliance Framework.  The design was undertaken by MAST Architects and Clyde Design Partnership, with Quantity Surveying and Principal Designer services provided by Reid Associates.  The project was financed by Partick Housing Association, together with grant funding from Glasgow City Council.

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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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