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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-01652

Glasgow Tenement Retrofit Showcased at COP26

Submitted by: Paul Sweeney, Glasgow, Scottish Labour.
Date lodged: Thursday, October 14, 2021

Supported by: Mercedes Villalba, Tess White

That the Parliament congratulates John Gilbert Architects, Southside Housing Association, CCG Contractors, nbm Construction Cost Consultants, DEW, Passivhaus Associates and Greengauge on being shortlisted for their tenement retrofitting project at 107 Niddrie Road in Glasgow, as one of 17 projects for inclusion in the COP26 Built Environment Virtual Pavilion; understands that the project has undertaken a full, comprehensive renovation of the eight flats at Niddrie Road, including an upgrade of the roof, stonework and rainwater protections; recognises the focus of the work, which seeks to set an example of how to address issues relating to energy efficiency and fuel poverty, in addition to heritage, building maintenance and management; further recognises the importance of this work in the lead up to COP26, and asks that the Scottish Government use this project as a positive and sustainable benchmark in urgently processing a plan to address the estimated £3 billion backlog of repairs required for Glasgow's 76,000 pre-1919 homes, of which 70,000 are tenement flats and represent almost a quarter of the city's total housing stock.