Plans to create an immigration holding facility near Glasgow Airport have been rejected by Renfrewshire Council due to the building’s location. Members of the council's planning and property policy board unanimously refused a planning application to establish a facility with 20 bedrooms and ancill
Developers behind a proposed new immigration detention centre near Glasgow Airport have revealed drawings of the plans. Plans to close Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre and build a new detention facility in Glasgow were announced by the Home Office last month.
Construction firms who want to get work from Renfrewshire Council will have to agree to promote local employment, fair wages and worker protection after the local authority signed a new charter. The Renfrewshire Council Construction Charter, which has been drawn up with the help of trade union Unite
The owners of the former Paton’s Mill site in Johnstone have lodged plans where detailed consent is sought to create retail and leisure facilities on the 10 acre site. 4th Developments (Johnstone) Limited and @sipp (Pension Trustees) Limited have submitted a detailed planning application to create
Renfrewshire Council has unveiled a five-year plan to target £34 million in grant funding into projects which will deliver more than 700 affordable homes. The draft Strategic Housing Investment Plan 2017/18 - 2021/22 will be presented to Renfrewshire Council's housing and community safety (HACS) bo
AS Homes (Scotland) Ltd has been granted planning permission for a new £8.5 million development of 67 homes for social rent in Renfrew for Sanctuary Scotland Housing Association. The homes are being built at Inchinnan Road, Western Park, on the site of the former Renfrew Junior FC pitch. The applic
Mark MacMillan Plans to turn Paisley Museum into an international attraction are to go ahead despite losing out on a £15 million bid for lottery funding.
(from left) Kyle Deans (Glencoats Primary); Ciaran Obrien (head of sport at UWS); Erin Howell (Glencoats Primary); Craig Mahoney; Aylie Campbell (St Fergus Primary); Tony Fitzpatrick; Michal Osakwe (St Fergus Primary); Councillor Mike Holmes Proposals have been launched for a £15 million regional s
Renfrewshire Council has brought in additional resources to clear a backlog of streetlighting repairs following a dispute with the original contractor. A dispute over the agreed costs of the project with Lightways Contracts resulted in the contractor's failure to carry out the maintenance scheme.
Councillors have agreed to progress with plans to create a Simplified Planning Zone (SPZ) at a Renfrewshire business park. The move would effectively grant planning permission in advance for certain types of development specified within Westway Park.
A new £40 million cinema and performing arts theatre is to be built in the heart of Paisley to spearhead the town’s bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021. The Paisley Community Trust is behind proposals to create the 500-seat main theatre, five cinema screens, a cafe bar, restaurant, educational h
BAM Construction’s Johnstone Town Hall has scooped yet another award, this time from the Glasgow Institute of Architects. The community building, designed by Holmes Miller, received a commendation in the commercial category. Judges praised the project saying that “the development illustrates an
Gordon Matheson Funding has been approved for over £900 million of infrastructure projects to be carried out under the Glasgow and the Clyde Valley City Deal package to boost the west of Scotland economy.
Johnstone Town Hall has been awarded the accolade of ‘Development of the Year (Public Buildings)’ at the Scottish Property Awards, just days after being handed over to Renfrewshire Council by BAM Construction Scotland. The building, with its combination of a striking glass façade, deep public a
Russell Institute Scottish contractor CBC has been appointed to take on the £4.5 million restoration of Paisley’s Russell Institute.