The Association held an opening to mark the completion of the refurbishment of the former offices at 66 Skirsa Street, which have been converted into 3 flats for rent. The offices were initially opened in 1988, where they were occupied by Scottish Homes and they were then taken over by Cadder Housing Association in 1998 following the housing stock transfer.
The Association’s Director, Kenny Mollins stated, “The former offices hold many memories for the Association and we are delighted the major refurbishment work is completed to transform them back into flats. He thanks the Architect, Inch Architecture and the contractor, Community Workforce Partnership who have undertaken a challenging project to deliver high quality homes. He also thanked Glasgow City Council for their grant award to make the refurbishment financially viable and the Association’s staff to manage financial matters, oversee and support the works to inform maintenance arrangements and for the Customer Services Team who have allocated the properties, it has been a real team effort.”
Kenny further thanked Tom Downie, Director of Community Workforce Partnership for their community benefit donation of £1,500 towards the youth summer programme, which allowed kids in the Cadder Youth Club to enjoy a number of fun filled activities and outings throughout the summer.
The offices were opened by the Association’s longest serving staff member Elaine Haldane. Elaine has worked in Cadder for over 40 years, initially with Scottish Special Housing Association, then Scottish Homes, before joining Cadder Housing Association in 1998. Elaine said, “The old offices hold many special memories and I’m honoured to open the newly refurbished flats for the new tenants to enjoy”.