Site of former Clydebank leisure centre set for 116-home build

THE site of Clydebank’s former Play Drome leisure centre is to be transformed into a housing development following a £5.675 million sale.

West Dunbartonshire Council confirmed that Miller Homes has been chosen as the preferred bidder out of six offers for the 8.5-acre site, which was marketed late last year.

The firm is proposing to transform the site into a 116-property development, with a mixture of three bedroom homes – including those with frontage along the canal.

The details of the disposal were shared with members of the council’s infrastructure, regeneration and economic development committee. Members approved the sale, giving officers the green light to conclude negotiations with Miller Homes.

Councillor Iain McLaren, convener of infrastructure, regeneration and economic development, said, “I am pleased to see that this extensive site in Clydebank Town Centre will be put to good use once more. This will have a positive impact on the town centre and fits in with the work the council is doing to regenerate Clydebank, including our recently agreed Clydebank Framework.”

Members at the meeting also approved the sale of a site at Burroughs Way in the Vale of Leven Industrial Estate at a price of £1 million. The successful bidder, CW properties Bruce Weir Holdings, intends to develop the site for mixed industrial usage for other organisations.

Councillor Diane Docherty, vice convener of infrastructure, regeneration and economic development, added, “The proposed development will develop an area of land, which is currently unused and will provide a supply of much needed industrial and warehouse accommodation to the area. The development of this site for industrial/warehouse use will generate local employment opportunities as well as generating income for the Council in the form of business rates.”