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Published 07 May 2021

A consultation will be launched to seek feedback on future options for the Brunswick House, Montreal House and Quebec House developments in Clydebank.

The blocks, originally constructed in 1964, were identified for review by the Council’s Better Homes Board due to unpopularity because of block layouts and recurring anti social behaviour.

In order to turn the blocks into a desirable location once more, a range of options are now being considered to enhance the 78 homes and the area around them.

Options include carrying out capital works; fully refurbishing the blocks including trying to re-design the layout and full or partial demolition of the blocks for new housing.

Before a final decision is taken on future action, tenants currently residing in the three blocks will be asked to give their opinion on proposals.

The plan was detailed at this week’s Housing and Communities committee, and the results  of the consultation will be reported back to the committee later this year.

Peter Barry, Chief Officer of Housing & Employability, said: “We want to ensure all of our tenants have accommodation that is not only fit for purpose but that they enjoy living in. Over time these properties have become less popular and are now performing poorly against the nine key indicators which assess demand, future and current costs. I am pleased that we are looking at what action can be taken to get the most from this site and these homes for our tenants. I would encourage all residents of these blocks to take part in our consultation, as the response to this will have a direct effect on the eventual decision about what should be done with the blocks in future.”