Renfrewshire Council

Regeneration and renewal plans for Thrushcraigs

Plans for regenerating properties in the Thrushcraigs area in Paisley

Regeneration and renewal plans

Thrushcraigs 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 here:

Map of the plans for the Thrushcraigs area [625KB]

The boundary approved for the Thrushcraigs regeneration area has a total of 96 properties, 90 of which are council-owned and six are privately-owned.

The Thrushcraigs area will be transformed, with new-build council housing on the cleared site of homes due to be demolished, at:

  • 12-34 and 51-53 Thrushcraig Crescent
  • 101-103 Rowan Street

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:

  • Early 2024- demolition starts. We think it will take around 15 months to complete this;
  • Summer 2026 - construction starts on the new-build council homes. This should take around a year;

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 the Thrushcraigs area in summer 2021, to capture views on our initial proposals for the area.

From 70 surveys issued, 54 were completed (50 from council tenants and four from private owners or tenants). The key findings were:

  • 88% of council tenants and 50% of owners and private tenants agreed the blocks proposed for demolition should be demolished;
  • 90% of council tenants and 100% of owners and private tenants agreed new council housing should be built in the area;
  • 80% of council tenants said they would like to remain in the area;

Given the level of engagement and positive agreement with the proposals for this area, no changes were made to proposals following consultation.

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:


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