Renfrewshire Council

Housing regeneration in Johnstone Castle

Renfrewshire Council are currently delivering the regeneration of Johnstone Castle.

This includes 95 new build Council homes for social rent, developed on the former site of 288 low demand tenement flats, which were demolished as part of the regeneration work.

As part of the process, affected tenants and residents were given the option to move to a permanent tenancy or to be considered for one of the new build properties.  This has seen some people moving and settling elsewhere, with others wishing to move back to the area following completion of the new properties.   Tenants are updated at regular progress meetings on the development's progress.

The new homes have been designed to reflect that tenant's needs may change throughout their lifetime and can be flexible to accommodate this.  All ground floor housing access will be step-free and all will have gardens and driveways, as well as being energy efficient - with solar panels to help reduce energy costs.

Tenants moved into the first new homes in Autumn 2020 and the whole site is scheduled to complete by late Spring 2021.  

Any new homes that are not being let to residents affected by the regeneration will be allocated from the housing waiting list, in line with Renfrewshire's Common Housing Allocation Policy.