Renfrewshire



Historic Paisley buildings being restored to former glory

A £4.5m project to restore some of Paisley town centre's historic architecture to its former glory has now completed work at several prominent sites on and around the town's High Street.

Published 24 December 2020

Work begins on flagship National Manufacturing Institute Scotland facility

Construction has started on the flagship National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) facility at the heart of the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland in Renfrewshire.

Published 15 December 2020

£100m council housing investment to aid Renfrewshire’s road to recovery

Councillors will this week be asked to approve plans for at least £100 million of additional investment over the next ten years in council housing across Renfrewshire as part of a strategy for the region's economic and social recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 14 December 2020

More than 100 new Loretto homes take shape across central Scotland

Loretto Housing Association is building 111 affordable homes on three sites across central Scotland.

Published 8 December 2020

Piling rig topples at Bishopton housing site

Work at a housing site in Bishopton has been suspended after a piling rig fell over yesterday.

Published 3 December 2020

Student accommodation approved for Paisley’s former TA building

The JR Group has been given the green light to transform the former TA building on Paisley’s High Street.

Published 2 November 2020

Council cancels £4.5m Paisley housing retrofit programme

A £4.5 million retrofit programme to reduce carbon emissions and boost the energy efficiency of 75 terraced homes in Paisley has been cancelled by Renfrewshire Council.

Published 28 October 2020

Work begins on Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre

Construction work has started at the Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre in Renfrewshire.

Published 27 October 2020

New video provides snapshot of progress on Renfrewshire manufacturing innovation district

New bridges, roads, cycling and pedestrian routes are all under construction at the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland (AMIDS) in Renfrewshire and expected to be open in May 2021 as Wills Bros Civil Engineering delivers the infrastructure underpinning the development.

Published 21 October 2020

Braehead site earmarked for new Ferrari dealership

New plans have been submitted to base Scotland’s second Ferrari dealership in Renfrewshire.

Published 14 October 2020

Cruden begins work on 131 affordable homes in Paisley

A £19 million affordable housing project set to transform an area of Paisley is under way.

Published 16 September 2020

Boeing programme takes off with Renfrew property deal

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland has signed a lease with property investment firm Canmoor to bring its £11.8 million research and development programme with aerospace company Boeing to a unit at Westway Park in Renfrew.

Published 15 September 2020

Construction firm fails to establish council’s breach of transparency obligations in tender process

A construction company that unsuccessfully tendered for a local authority contract has failed to establish that the local authority was in breach of transparency obligations imposed on it by the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015. 

Published 8 September 2020

School plan mooted as council buys Chivas Brothers site in Paisley

Renfrewshire Council is to explore a range of possible development opportunities for land belonging to whisky company Chivas Brothers in Paisley after a deal was struck to bring the site into public ownership.

Published 17 July 2020

‘World first’ £1m deal to install Internet of Things in thousands of homes

Renfrewshire Council is to install Internet of Things (IoT) technology in its social housing stock which measures temperature, humidity and carbon dioxide levels and provides early alerts on issues such as problems with ventilation and potential dampness.

Published 6 July 2020