Melville Housing makes major investment to improve tenants' homes

Melville Housing Association is to invest £2.4 million in improvements to tenants’ homes over the next 12 months.

Friday, 5th March 2021, 9:05 am
John McMorrow is the new Chief Executive of Dalkeith-based Melville Housing Association.

The biggest project will be the replacement of 120 older bathrooms across Dalkeith-based Melville’s Midlothian stock. The investment will also pay for new kitchens, heating systems and replacement roofs.

“The past 12 months have been challenging for all of us and we still have some catching up to do on last year’s programme,” said John McMorrrow, who took over as Melville chief executive in January.

“The ongoing pandemic has obviously had an impact but our contractors will be doing their best to catch up and then deliver the programme for the new year, helping us deliver on our promise to provide homes that are of a good quality, but at the same time affordable.”

The social landlord says this year’s home improvement programme builds on the “successes of recent years” which, since 2018, has seen more than 500 new kitchens fitted across Melville’s stock.

Details of Melville’s 2021/22 planned maintenance programme are currently being finalised.

All Melville tenants due a home upgrade will be contacted closer to the time. Details will also be available online through the tenant zone section of Melville’s website.

Melville Housing Association is the largest charitable registered social landlord in Midlothian. Based in Dalkeith it was formed in 1995 and owns and manages almost 2,050 properties for rent.