The site of the council’s former Clydebank offices will be sold for £2.4million for 63 homes to be built.

Councillors on the infrastructure, regeneration and economic development committee agreed last week to disposing of the site at Roseberry Place to Miller Homes.

The site was declared surplus in June 2014 and the office building was demolished last year.

Offers for the land ran from as low as £876,000 up to £2,475,000 – the final sale price. Miller Homes’ plan will have a mix of three-bed semis and terraced “affordable” houses across 52,222sq ft of land.

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The homes are expected to generate a minimum of £114,777 in council tax income and sewage charges for the council.

Councillor Gail Casey said: “It’s excellent this is being put back into use. Some of us are old enough to remember when it was housing.”

Original plans had suggested the site could host 120 properties but this was revised.

Councillors said if more than 63 homes were built, they would seek more money for the land.

Provost William Hendrie said: “I’m glad to see it will not take long – I think that will make a tremendous difference.”