Wednesday 6 October 2010 9.53am
So far, I have found out the following. They're not going to demolish the low rise, but are instead looking to get planning permission to retain it and clean up the outside, put new windows in and generally give both buildings a lift. Part of the low rise will be increased with 3 stories. The high rise will be increased with 4 stories and will for a large chunk become residential with 1, 2, 3 and 4 bed flats. Milroy walk will be closed off and will become the inner part of the estate. The shops will be turned around to have entrances on Rennie Street
and Stamford Street
They're having to obtain planning consent, but this should be an easier process than the previous one as the new plans are a lot less intrusive. All being well, the actual work is planned to start October 2011, all finished early 2014.