Clydebank flats could be demolished due to ‘unpopularity’ of block layouts

Brunswick House
(Google, 2019)

THREE housing developments in Clydebank could be fully demolished due to the ‘unpopularity’ of their block layouts and recurring anti social behaviour.

West Dunbartonshire Council earmarked Brunswick House, Montreal House and Quebec House for review by their better homes board.

The review will consider various options for the blocks, which were constructed in 1964, included fully refurbishing them and ‘trying’ to redesign the layout, or a full or partial demolishment to make way for new housing.

The council said that, prior to a decision being made, tenants currently residing in the three blocks will be asked to give their opinion on proposals.

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.”