Motherwell tower block transformed by £2 million cladding and re-roofing project
Residents of the Brandon Court tower block of flats in Motherwell, Scotland, will benefit from a little extra insulation this winter following the completion of a cladding and re-roofing project.
Costing £2 million over the course of a year, the project saw cladding panels fitted around the building to improve insulation and reduce tenants’ heating bills. Ventilation systems within the building have also been upgraded to improve the quality of air filtering.
Fitted cladding panels have made a real difference
Located just above Brandon Shopping Centre, the building was the final block of 12 flats in Motherwell and 48 across North Lanarkshire to receive cladding panels.
Jim Milligan, secretary of the Brandon Court Tenants Association, told motherwelltimes.co.uk that after years of leaks and reports of water ingress, the cladding panels had made a real difference.
“At times some people’s housing was virtually unliveable, one flat had plastic sheeting all over the floors and 19 buckets; such was the level of water penetration.
“More should have been done to help residents, but I am at least pleased to say that now the over cladding work is finally complete that it has made a big difference.”
Further improvements to the block include the installation of CCTV systems, automated door entry and new external lighting. According to topix.com, communal areas from the inside have also been improved.
Author: Richard Towey Date Written: 17 January 2013