Renfrewshire Council

Regeneration and renewal plans in Ferguslie and Broomlands

Plans for regenerating properties in the Ferguslie and Broomlands area of Paisley

Regeneration and renewal plans

The Ferguslie/Broomlands area 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 the Ferguslie/Broomlands area [613KB]

The Ferguslie and Broomlands area is centrally located, close to Paisley town centre, and very well connected with good access to services. The boundary approved for the Ferguslie/Broomlands area has a total of 239 properties, 141 of which are council-owned and the remaining 98 privately-owned. The area is a mixture of deck-access blocks and traditional tenement flats.

The plans for the Ferguslie/Broomlands area include improvements to existing buildings, subject to owner agreement. This will make 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 (note - this only applies to the deck-access blocks north of the main road, not to the tenement flats on Ferguslie Walk);
  • 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 area will also see two phases of new-build council housing. The first will be on the vacant land on Carbrook Street (we estimate this site could take 25 new affordable units).

The second phase will be on the cleared site of the blocks at 1-7 and 10-16 West Campbell Street, and 2-8 Knox Street, which are due to be demolished.

Council tenants who are being rehoused will have the right to be considered for the new-build homes.


Next steps and timeline

The estimated programme of works is as follows:

  • Spring 2023 - work starts to improve existing properties and outdoor areas (as described above). We expect it will take around three years to complete this;
  • Early 2024 - start of construction of new-builds on Carbrook Street. This should take around a year;
  • Early 2025 - demolition of the properties listed above, plus 18-20 and 22-24 Ferguslie main road. This should take around a year;
  • 2027 - start of construction on the second phase of new-builds. This should take around 18 months to 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. Issues we will be looking for your input on will include the future of the communal laundries, and a possible new entrance to Ferguslie Gardens.


Previous consultation feedback

We carried out a consultation with tenants and residents of the Ferguslie/Broomlands area in summer 2021, to capture views on our initial plans for the area.

Of 220 surveys issued, a total of 107 were completed (50 from council tenants and 57 from private owners or tenants). Key findings included:

  • 88% of council tenants and 65% of owners and private tenants said they broadly agreed with the proposal;
  • 94% of council tenants and 61% of owners and private tenants agreed the blocks proposed for demolition should be demolished;
  • 62% of owners and private tenants overall agreed with the investment proposals;
  • 52% of owners said they would be willing to participate in an improvement scheme.

On the basis of this feedback, no changes were made to the initial proposal.


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: Tom McConnon on 07534 147527 or Barbara Morgan on 07483 380797.