Renfrewshire Council

Housing Regeneration in Renfrewshire

Successful housing regeneration can help improve people's homes, increase housing supply, help create more balanced communities and improve results in areas like health, education and crime.

Renfrewshire Council's goal is to create desirable and successful communities. Providing quality affordable housing in communities, that in turn brings benefits for the area and a lasting legacy of sustainable change and transformed communities.

Renfrewshire Council and partners are currently working to regenerate housing in some key areas within Renfrewshire.  These are:

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 will reflect that tenant's needs may change throughout their lifetime and 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.

The first new homes are expected to be handed over to tenants early in 2020 and the whole site completed by late Spring 2020.  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 Allocation Policy.

Future phases of the regeneration of Johnstone Castle are currently being developed in partnership with the Link Group Ltd and Linstone Housing Association.

West End, Paisley

We are currently working in partnership with Sanctuary Scotland Housing Association to deliver the regeneration of Paisley's West End. This project has several phases: Sanctuary Scotland completed 39 new flats and houses for social rent earlier in 2019, on the former Co-operative Store site and are currently working with Renfrewshire Council on proposals for the wider west end area to deliver around 150 new affordable homes over the next three years.

Ferguslie Park, Paisley

Renfrewshire Council are currently working on designs for the regeneration of Ferguslie Park, Paisley, which will involve tenants and residents meeting the appointed design consultants to discuss proposals.  This regeneration will see the development of around 100 new Council homes for social rent to meet local need and demand, with a mix of terraced/semi detached houses, own door flats and bungalows.  It is currently anticipated that construction will commence in June 2020, with completion in late 2021.