Cube opens its doors in West Dunbartonshire

Cube has unveiled its new Dumbarton office – giving local customers easier access to face-to-face advice and services.

Cube has opened a new office in Dumbarton

The social landlord – which is part of Wheatley Group – has opened on High Street in response to feedback from tenants wishing more ways to access help, guidance and the range of services on offer.

Jackie Baillie MSP cut the ribbon alongside Cube Chair, Liz Ruine, opening the brand new central base to specially invited guests, including Cube tenants, for a first look.

The opening also comes on the back of Cube's announcement that more than 500 new homes for social and mid-market rent will be built in West Dunbartonshire as part of a £54.6 million investment.

As well as being close to major public transport links, the office has ground floor-level access, making it perfectly accessible for the 477 Cube tenants living in the local area.

Cube Chair Liz Ruine said: "West Dunbartonshire is home to a significant number of our customers, and we want to be as accessible as possible in response to customer feedback. That is exactly why we've chosen such a central location for our new office.

"We hope customers living locally will take advantage of the new premises and come in to visit the team for any help or advice they need. And we look forward to welcoming future tenants who move into our new build properties in the years to come."

Scottish Labour MSP and member for Dumbarton, Jackie Baillie, praised the new facility.

She said: "This is an excellent new facility in the heart of Dumbarton that will make it easier for tenants to access advice and services closer to home.

"The new office will strengthen the bonds between Cube and its tenants here in West Dunbartonshire, particularly with another 500 new homes being built locally in the near future.

"I was delighted to officially open the office and I am sure that local tenants will appreciate being able to pop down to the High Street to meet face-to-face with Cube staff to discuss any issues or concerns."

Cube tenant Suzanne Lavelle, who lives in Balloch, said: "It's great to see Cube opening a new local office in response to feedback from tenants.

"It's more convenient for customers like me who live relatively far from Glasgow, where the other main office is located. In particular, I'm sure older tenants will really benefit from having the option of dealing with someone face-to-face on their own doorstep."

As well as building hundreds of new homes, Cube will also invest £6.3 million making improvements across hundreds of existing West Dunbartonshire properties – ranging from new kitchens and showers to external wall and roof upgrades.

Pictured: Jackie Baillie MSP cuts the ribbon to officially open Cube's new Dumbarton office, alongside Chair Liz Ruine and invited guests.

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Monday, June 27, 2016