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Tower re-provisioning

We are committed to identifying and improving future housing options for people living in high-rise homes in North Lanarkshire.

In 2017, we announced a major change in our housing policy in consultation with the residents of North Lanarkshire, with plans agreed to demolish a number of towers and low-rise blocks and replace them with modern homes fit for the future. This forms part of our Plan for North Lanarkshire, which includes providing 5000 new affordable homes for rent by 2035.

Phase 2 regeneration proposals

As phase 1 of our regeneration plans have progressed, we are now moving on to phase 2.

Phase 2 regeneration plans identified several prominent multi-storey blocks in Motherwell, a tower in Coatbridge and low-rise blocks in Airdrie, Coatbridge, Kilsyth, Motherwell & Wishaw for potential demolition.  Following a consultation exercise carried out in May 2023, where over 80% of residents within the second phase of the reprovisioning programme advised they were in favour of our proposals, a report was submitted to the Housing committee in August 2023 where the proposals for the next phase were approved.

Properties included in Phase 2 demolition programme

Address Area 
Anderson Tower Motherwell
Oakfield Tower Motherwell
Albion Tower Motherwell
Airbles Tower Motherwell
Whamond Tower Motherwell
Glen Tower Motherwell
Woodside Tower Motherwell
Witchwood Court Coatbridge
Address Area 
McClurg Court 1 - 56 Motherwell
Rennie Road (12 blocks)  Kilsyth 
Kennedy Drive (4 blocks) Airdrie 
Glencraig Street 1 - 19 Airdrie
Kippen Street (7 blocks) Airdrie
Greenfield Drive (4 blocks) Wishaw
Glasgow Road (3 blocks) Wishaw
Main Street (236-284a) Wishaw

All residents of the blocks included within the phase 2 will be contacted as the programme progresses by staff from the local housing offices.

If you require any further information please contact your local housing office.

Tower Regeneration Newsletter 2023

Phase 1 update

Phase 1 of our reprovisioning programme is on track with 94% of the properties identified now vacant. Our ambition to replace all tower blocks and some low-rise flats with high quality, modern, energy efficient homes is becoming a reality with building and regeneration works now ongoing across our communities.

Phase 1 Progress
Tower Vacant properties Status
Northburn Low-Rise Airdrie 27 (100%) Complete
Holehills, Airdrie 138 (100%) Complete
Burnside Court, Coatbridge 44 (100%) Complete
Gowkthrapple Low-Rise, Wishaw 303 (99%) On Site
Shawhead Low-Rise, Coatbridge 176 (100%) On Site
Coursington High-Rise, Motherwell 351 (100%) On Site
Jackson High-Rise, Coatbridge 192 (100%) On Site
Allershaw High-Rise Wishaw 42 (60%) Design Phase
Dunbeth High-rise, Coatbridge 139 (75%) Re-programmed
Highcoats, Coatbridge 172 (90%) Re-programmed
Birkshaw High-Rise, Wishaw 67 (96%) Re-programmed
Total 1651 (94%)  

All tenants whose homes are in the second phase for demolition will be contacted by their local area housing office and housing options interviews will be carried out. Housing Advisors will discuss tenants’ housing needs to identify suitable housing options based on their circumstances and in line with the general allocations policy.

What happens next?

Regular updates will be provided through newsletters, local press, social media and our website

Page last updated:
06 Oct 2023

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