Renfrewshire Council

Regeneration and renewal plans for Auchentorlie

Plans for regenerating properties in the Auchentorlie area of Paisley

Regeneration and renewal plans

Auchentorlie is one of the eight areas covered by our Housing-led Renewal and Regeneration Programme. You can see a map showing which addresses are covered by the programme below:

Map of the plans for Auchentorlie Quadrant [449KB]

The Auchentorlie area consists mainly of tenement flats built around the 1930s. The area is centrally located and very well-connected, with good access to local facilities.

The properties at 1-3, 11-13 and 2-10 Auchentorlie Quadrant and 74 Seedhill Road will see improvements to the outside of existing buildings, subject to owner agreement. This will make those homes more energy-efficient and help keep fuel bills down.

This will in most cases include:

  • new roofs, including new roof trims, gutters and rainwater pipes, and the addition of solar panels;
  • external wall insulation;
  • new close doors, repainted closes and repairs to stair treads;
  • new TV aerials;
  • (in some cases) new windows;

There will also be improvements to outdoor and common areas such as closes, back courts, bin stores and recycling facilities.

The blocks at 5, 7 and 9 Auchentorlie Quadrant will be demolished.

Next steps and timeline

The estimated programme of works is as follows:

  • 2023 - work starts on the block at 74 Seedhill Road, which will be our pilot project
  • Early 2024 - work starts to improve all other properties and outdoor areas (as described above). We expect it will take around two years to complete this
  • By 2025 - demolition of 5, 7 and 9 Auchentorlie Quadrant
  • By 2026 - we expect all work to be complete.

Please note, as this is a long-term project, the timelines could be liable to change.

Throughout this time, we will be working with council tenants in blocks proposed for demolition to help them find another home elsewhere, and with the owners of those properties to help bring them into council ownership.

We will also be working with all residents over the years ahead on a neighbourhood plan for the area, to capture your views on the issues affecting the wider area, what you would like to see changed or improved, and how we and our partners can work together to deliver on that.

If you would like to be involved in this, we'd love to hear from you. Please contact the team via the details below.

More info

We appreciate you may have questions over what happens next. Whether you are a tenant or an owner, there are options open to you - we want to help find the right one for you. You can read more information on your options in the link below:

Housing Regeneration and Renewal Programme - what it means for residents

If you have any other questions about any aspect of this programme, our team will be happy to answer them. You can contact us via the below:


Phone: Michelle Lockard on 07881 842905 or Neil McGavin on 07484 062886.