Scots tenants’ fears allayed after collapse of Carillion

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​Company was responsible for maintenance contracts 

18th January 2018 by Robert Armour 0 Comments

Bosses at West of Scotland Housing Association (WSHA) have allayed tenants’ fears after its maintenance contract Carillion went bust.

The construction and support services business was placed into compulsory liquidation this week after talks with the UK government to save the company were unsuccessful.

Carillion had been providing facilities management services for WSHA since it was appointed last August.

It delivered the association’s maintenance programme which involved installing new kitchens, bathrooms and heating systems in tenants' homes.

“West of Scotland Housing Association has been working with Carillion PLC over several months to transfer the day to day repairs and planned maintenance contracts to Robertson FM,” said a statement from WSHA.

“We want to assure our tenants and owners that we are working towards a smooth transfer of services which will mean they will not be adversely affected by the recent announcement made by Carillion.”

Carillion is the UK’s second largest construction company and had been in emergency financing talks with its lenders and banks since last week after suffering from debts of £1.15 billion and a pension shortfall of over half a billion.