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'Stub' Blocks Demolished In Port Glasgow To Make Way For New Homes

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River Clyde Homes has demolished another three of the 'stub' blocks in Port Glasgow.

The demolition is part of a £15 million regeneration programme to replace the flats in Slaemuir Avenue with 96 modern homes.

Whilst work on phase one began in October 2017, the current pandemic led to phase two works being halted at the start of the year. Despite this, Inverclyde’s largest housing association delivered a 40 new homes last month with the keys handed over to residents.

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The contractor Cruden Building is now working on the third and final stages of the regeneration which will provide a further 24 homes.

Under the current plan, the three remaining blocks have been demolished to make way for 17 new homes on Slaemuir Avenue and seven on Campsie Road are built.

Completion of the new homes is scheduled for August 2021. Thereafter the final three remaining 'stub' blocks will be demolished, marking the end of an era in Slaemuir.

David McIndoe, Head of Asset Management Services at River Clyde Homes said: "We are pleased to be moving into the final stages of what has been a comprehensive regeneration in challenging circumstances."

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