Renfrewshire Council

Ferguslie/Broomlands

Plans for regenerating properties in the Ferguslie/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/Broomlands area is centrally located, close to Paisley town centre, and very well connected with good access to services. There is a good level of demand for housing in the area but a high level of tenancy turnover.

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.

It has been agreed five deck-access blocks within the Ferguslie/Broomlands area will be demolished. These are at:

  • 18-20 and 22-24 Ferguslie;
  • 2-8 Knox Street;
  • 1-7 and 10-16 West Campbell Street;

All other blocks in the regeneration area will be retained and improved. The investment will include:

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

A study has also taken place into the possibility of some new-build council housing on the former nursery site in Carbrook Street.


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.


Phasing 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 these have been decided.

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

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

Where participation is required for works to proceed and cannot be secured, owners may be given the opportunity to sell to the council and become tenants if they are resident or made an ex-cambion offer of another suitable property.


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:

Email: regeneration.hps@renfrewshire.gov.uk

Phone: Tom McConnon - 07534 147 527