Renfrewshire Council unveils designs for new Johnstone Castle homes

An artist’s impression has been unveiled which showcases what the 95 new build Renfrewshire Council development at Johnstone Castle will look like on completion.

Regeneration work in the area is already underway with demolition work to clear the site for the new energy efficient homes.

The development will feature a mix of mainly two and three bedroom homes and own-door flats, as well as two specially designed bungalows for tenants with mobility requirements.

The regeneration project also features four semi-detached homes with four bedrooms for larger families.

The next phase of work will see vacant properties at Cedar Avenue, Tower Road and Elm Drive taken down.

Construction work on the new housing is expected to start soon by the council’s recommended contractor ENGIE Regeneration Limited, with the first completions due next spring.

The construction costs of almost £13 million will be funded from the council’s housing investment programme and a Scottish Government grant.

Convener of communities, housing and planning policy, Councillor Marie McGurk, said: “We are committed to providing social housing which is affordable, energy efficient and meets the needs of local people.

“The homes will be ones which are fit for the 21st century and will improve the quality of life for residents.”

Council officers are also on hand in Johnstone Castle Community Centre on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings if tenants or residents have any questions about the ongoing regeneration work in the area.

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