Improvement promised with roll-out of new repairs service

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What’s advertised as a new and improved £33 million repairs service is being rolled out in Wheatley properties across the west of Scotland.

Earlier this year the firm became joint owner with Glasgow City Council of City Building (Glasgow).

The new venture provides repairs, maintenance and investment work to Wheatley’s social landlords including GHA, Cube and Loretto Housing.

Gordon Sloan, the new chairman of City Building (Glasgow), said: “Tenants are telling us what they want - a responsive, efficient and more locally-based repairs service - and that’s just what we are providing.”

Mr Sloan, the former chairman of GHA, added: “The new venture enables Wheatley to be even better equipped to match and exceed customers’ needs and expectations.”

The new operation, which employs 2,000 staff, is responsible for Wheatley’s annual housing repairs budget of £33 million and an annual investment budget of £27million, as well as £30million of repairs annually for Glasgow City Council.

Pictured above, from left, are Gordon Sloan and Lorraine Starrs, Head of Asset Management for City Building (Glasgow); Gordon Dillon, Head of Operations for City Building (Glasgow); Alan Burns, Deputy Exec Director of City Building; painter and decorator Macauley Wood; and joiners Naveed Mohammed and Christopher Murray.