Renfrewshire Council


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.

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

The rest of the housing (at 1-3, 11-13 and 2-10 Auchentorlie Quadrant and 74 Seedhill Road) will be retained and improved. The investment will include:

  • improvements to outdoor and common areas, including closes, back courts, bin stores and recycling facilities;
  • improvements to the fabric of the buildings, which will improve energy-efficiency and help reduce energy costs for tenants and residents;

We may also be able to make some improvements to the inside of council properties if they are vacant between tenancies.

We will also be looking at how to improve how we provide council services and maintain outdoor spaces in this area once work is complete, to make sure high standards are maintained in future.

Next steps and timeline

Timelines for the work are still being developed, and our officers will be in touch with residents directly to keep them updated once this has been decided.

As the planned improvement works are mainly external, we don't expect any residents will have to leave their properties while the work takes place.

Where there are blocks in mixed ownership, a range of options will be offered to owners (subject to individual circumstances) to assist them to participate in the improvement works.

Officers will contact residents whose homes are proposed for demolition to provide advice and assistance regarding rehousing options and timescales.

Where there are private owners in blocks being proposed for demolition, an independent valuer will be instructed to negotiate the acquisition of these properties.

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

If you have any 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 842 905