West Dunbartonshire Council bosses are hoping to trouser £460,000 – by selling off a former care home.

Councillors are being advised to off-load Boquhanran House to a housing developer.

The Dickens Avenue property in Clydebank was shut down in February last year.

A brand new care home is being constructed at Queens Quay, which resulted in the closure of Boquhanran, as well as three others – Mount Pleasant Care Home, Frank Downie Care and Day Care Centre, and the Queen Mary Day Care Centre.

At the council’s infrastructure, regeneration and economic development committee meeting today, Wednesday, February 12, councillors will be urged to rubber stamp the sale of the building.

A marketing campaign between May and October 2019 saw offers for the land invited from housing developers.

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West Dunbartonshire Council received three offers to purchase, and look set to accept the highest offer, which was from Turnberry Homes.

They are a well established house builder, who have undertaken a number of schemes within West Dunbartonshire, including Castle Point, which is situated in the shadow of the Rock.

If successful in their bid, Turnberry hopes to construct 22 new units comprising a mix of two-bed apartments, and cottage flats, for private sale.

A further revenue stream of around £40,000 per year in council tax could further boost council coffers, if the sale goes ahead, and all homes are sold as planned.