Renfrewshire Council

Regeneration and renewal plans for Waverley Road

Plans for regenerating properties at Waverley Road in Foxbar, Paisley.

Regeneration and renewal plans

Waverley Road 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 Waverley Road [769KB]

The regeneration area for the Waverley Road area of Foxbar include 20 blocks of tenements from 18 to 56 Waverley Road. This is a group of 120 one and two bedroom tenement flats built around the 1950s. 115 of the flats are council-owned, with five privately-owned.

It has been agreed the properties at 18 to 32 Waverley Road will be retained and improved, which 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;
  • improvements to outdoor and common areas, including closes, back courts, bin stores and recycling facilities;

It has also been agreed the blocks at 34 to 56 Waverley Road (72 properties, four privately-owned) should be demolished.

We carried out a technical assessment into whether the cleared site could be redeveloped for new-build housing, but given the steep hill, it is not considered feasible to do this. It is planned new-build housing will be built in the Foxbar Rivers area instead. 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 - demolition starts on the blocks listed above. We think this will take around two-and-a-half years;
  • Summer 2023 - work starts to improve all properties being retained (as described above). We expect this will take around two years;

Please note, as this is a long-term project, the timelines could be liable to change.

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.


Consultation feedback

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

From 106 surveys issued, 48 surveys were completed (45 from council tenants and three from private owners). The key findings were:

  • 78% of council tenants and 100% of owners and private tenants said they broadly agreed with the proposals;
  • 76% of council tenants and 100% of owners and private tenants agreed the blocks proposed for demolition should be demolished;
  • 71% said they would like to remain in the area;
  • 67% said they would like to see new council housing built in the area.

As a result of this, no changes were made to the initial proposals.


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 imformation on your options on

Housing Regeneration and Renewal Programme - what it means for residents

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: Evonne McMahon on 07985 719 207 or Debbie McEniff on 07484 062885.