Melville Housing Association, Midlothian’s largest registered social landlord, is to invest £2.4m on improvements to tenants’ homes.
The biggest project, over the next 12 months, will be the replacement of 200 older kitchens. The investment will also pay for 100 new bathrooms, 75 new heating systems as well 10 replacement roofs.
In addition, a further 37 houses in Mayfield, which were built with solid concrete walls, will receive external wall insulation.
This work, carried out with the help of grant funding, will complete the insulation programme for Melville’s remaining concrete walled homes in Mayfield.
“Improving our homes and services are our key priorities,” said Melville Housing chairman Bob Anderson. “In recent years we have gone to great efforts not just to meet, but in many cases exceed, but we know that there is still a lot of hard work to do.”