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Development of Town Centre Living in Clydebank – Abbotsford Road

The Abbotsford Road development in Clydebank is a significant urban residential project undertaken by Miller Homes, involving the construction of 128 new homes. The development includes 14 two-bedroom homes, 113 three-bedroom homes, and 1 four-bedroom home. Located adjacent to Clydebank Shopping Centre, the site was formerly occupied by the Playdrome Leisure Centre and was cleared and sold by West Dunbartonshire Council (WDC) in 2022. Planning consent is expected by March 2024, with the project start date in May 2024 and completion anticipated by December 2027.

For this project, collaboration was key. Miller Homes collaborated with several stakeholders, including West Dunbartonshire Council, Clydebank Shopping Centre, Church of Scotland, Dalmuir Credit Union, the Salvation Army, and other local organizations and charities.

Notably, Miller Homes worked closely with their immediate neighbors, including the Church of Scotland, Credit Union, and Salvation Army,. Through the Planning Process, Miller Homes conducted Statutory Pre-Application consultations and built strong relationships with stakeholders.

West Dunbartonshire Council facilitated private sector interest by clearing the site and presenting it as a viable development opportunity. Six bids were received, with Miller Homes securing the project. The site’s central location and pre-cleared status, which mitigated development risks, made it particularly attractive. This is Miller Homes’ second project in Clydebank town centre, following a successful 64-home development on Miller Street.

It is hoped that the development will increase footfall to the adjacent shopping centre, providing a boost to local businesses and encouraging people back into the area. 

This project highlights the potential for private sector housebuilders to deliver housing in town centre settings, demonstrating the viability of such developments. Key lessons include the importance of stakeholder support and addressing community concerns, such as parking. With only three objections related to parking loss, the project received broad local support, underscoring the effectiveness of collaboration and clear communication.