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ACHA Completes Its First Exemplar Estates Initiative Project in Lochgilphead

Argyll Community Housing Association (ACHA) has completed its first Exemplar Estates initiative. The back court improvement programme in Lochgilphead is the first in a series of external environmental improvements across Argyll being taken forward by the Association.

The initiative comes out of feedback from ACHA's Annual Tenants Conferences which highlighted a wish to focus additional resources on areas of poor external environment. As a result of this ACHA's Board has approved a sum of £300,000 per year to be invested in such initiatives every year for the next 5 years. Over 30 projects have been identified ranging from back court improvements to new landscaping.

Commenting on the initiative Alastair MacGregor, ACHA's Chief Executive said:

"I am really pleased to see our first initiative completed. The before and after difference is massive. I look forward to the roll out of other pipeline projects over the next four and a half years"

He further added:

"It is also great to see an initiative which has come out of Tenant consultation and initiative being taken forward."

The Exemplar Estates initiative is in addition to the £24.5 million ACHA invests each year in capitol works, new build, reactive and cyclical maintenance.

Lochnell Street, Lochgilphead, before and after project work