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.

It has been agreed the blocks at 5, 7 and 9 Auchentorlie Quadrant will be demolished.


Next steps and timeline

The estimated programme of works is as follows:

  • Late 2022 - work starts on the block at 74 Seedhill Road, which will be our pilot project;
  • Early 2023 - 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.


Previous consultation feedback

We carried out a consultation with tenants and residents of Auchentorlie in summer 2021, to capture views on our initial plans for the area. From 69 surveys issued, a total of 33 were completed (24 from tenants and nine from private owners or tenants). The key findings were:

  • 100% of council tenants and 89% of private owners and private tenants said they broadly agreed with the proposal for the area;
  • 96% of council tenants agreed the properties in the Auchentorlie area should be retained and improved;
  • 91% of council tenants would wish to remain in the area.
  • 67% of owners and private tenants said they would be willing to participate in an improvement scheme.

After the initial consultation, it was decided further consultation should take place with tenants, residents and owners in numbers 5, 7 and 9 Auchentorlie Quadrant, around the possible demolition of this run of properties to reduce the density of flats in the area. This took place in February 2022. The results of that were:

  • three council tenants and one owner said they broadly agreed with the new proposals;
  • two council tenants said they did not agree;
  • 80% of council tenants who expressed a preference said if the council were to demolish their properties, they would wish to remain in the area;

As a result of that, it was decided the properties at 5, 7 and 9 Auchentorlie Quadrant would be demolished.


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:

Email: regeneration.hps@renfrewshire.gov.uk

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