A FORMER eyesore in Paisley has been transformed into 36 new-build flats.

Three, thee storey blocks of flats have been completed on the site of the old Stanley Firs pub on Amochrie Road.

Three new three storey apartment blocks have now been completed by Paisley based JR Group for social rent by partners, the Link Group.

The apartments have been built with wheelchair access, a garden patio area with new roads and parking facilities. Flats also have drying facilities and landscaping.

The area had become a target for anti-social behaviour within the local community.

Managing Director of The JR Group, John Horne said: “The JR Group is committed to bringing added value and benefits to the communities that we work in. As a Paisley-based business, we could see the negative impact the derelict pub had on the area, so we are delighted to have transformed the site into much needed, high-quality housing for Amochrie Road on behalf of our partners, Link Group.

“During the project, we worked with the local school, Glennifer High School, providing outdoor benches, and also worked with the Amochrie Glen Residents Committee to add further value to the community during our time on site.

“We are proud of the transformation here and look forward to seeing the new residents settling into their new homes.”

Colin Culross, Link Group Commercial Director, said: “Link is delighted to deliver another successful development in the Paisley area, working with our partners JR Group, Renfrewshire Council and the Scottish Government has allowed Link to deliver 36 energy efficient, affordable homes to people and families who need them."