Published on: 22 Feb 2024 12:02

Written by: Maryhill Housing

Thank you to everyone who participated in our survey about carrying out works to bin areas in the Leyden Gardens area. Two thirds of people who responded were in favour of the proposals. We will now take the project forward and tender the work.

Please see some frequently asked questions below. These aim to answer the questions asked by those who completed our survey.

We will add further updates to the website as this project progresses.

What happens next?

We will tender the work. The tender will include different options: timber, brick and composite bin stores.

Once we have the prices for each bin store, we will need to consult with the owners in each close separately to ask if they want to proceed with the work and what the preferred option would be. 

We expect to tender the work in March and consult owners in April/May. The majority of owners in each close would need to vote in favour of the work for the work to go ahead. If owners vote in favour of the work, the contractor is likely to start around summer 2024.

How long will owners have to pay for the work?

Owners would be charged for their share of the work in their next quarterly invoice after the works are complete. They would then have up to one year to pay for their share of the works.

Why does the estimated cost vary so much between different blocks?

This cost is based on our estimate of the bin area belonging to the owners in each block and is also based on the size of the bin area. Each owner's share is then divided up in line with the title deeds for the block.

Why is there no proposal to keep the current structure and create a new bin store? Wouldn't this be cheaper?

The feedback from residents in the pilot block at 9 Leyden Street was that the old bin store takes up a lot of space in the backcourt, and therefore, we propose to remove the old bin stores to create more space in the backcourt.

Thanks again to everyone who took part in this consultation. We will contact the winner of the £20 gift card directly to inform them of their prize.