Glasgow’s biggest housing association is to change its name in a rebranding exercise ahead of a big investment and house building programme.

The Glasgow Housing Association and GHA, names will disappear and become Wheatley Homes Glasgow.

GHA is part of the Wheatley Group but retained its own identity as the landlord for tens of thousands of tenants in the city.

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The name change follows a merger of GHA and Cube Housing Association last year.

The name will change in April after Wheatley said it was supported by tenants in a consultation.

It will see the end of the name that has existed for almost 20 years since GHA was set up for the stock transfer of the city’s council homes in 2003.

The new Wheatley Homes Glasgow will embark on an investment programme of at least a quarter of a billion pounds over the next five years.

It includes another 600 new homes in the city on top of the 1500 already promised by GHA and Cube.

It will also launch three new community regeneration areas, including Wyndford in Maryhill.

Bernadette Hewitt, GHA tenant chair said it will revolutionise how services are delivered for tenants.

She said: “Wheatley Homes Glasgow will be able to do so much more for our communities and the wider city.

“This is nothing short of a revolution in how we provide services.

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“It is a hugely exciting time in the development of our award-winning housing services. The pandemic has led us to accelerate many aspects of our new five-year strategy and that includes using technology to provide customers with even more personalised, co-created services.”

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She said that the changes were supported by 88% of tenants in a consultation.

Wheatley Group said it will recruit 1000 tenants for engagement panels.

Tenant Inspection Panels will review performance on repairs and other services.

Online ballots will be held for tenants to choose where a new £5 million community fund should be invested.

Martin Armstrong, Wheatley Group Chief Executive, said: “GHA should be rightly proud of what it has achieved for tenants and communities across Glasgow since it was formed in 2003.

“Its legacy will live on in homes and communities in which over £1.75bn has been invested to make them warmer, safer, drier and more fuel efficient, as well as all of the fantastic new houses and flats we’ve built across the city.”