DEVELOPERS of 100 new luxury flats on the Esplanade are carrying out checks on their cladding.

Councillor Ciano Rebecchi says he has been contacted by buyers concerned that they could face delays moving in to the plush properties.

But builders Ogilvie Homes insist there will be no hold-ups.
Councillor Rebecchi said: “Fire safety is the top priority but people have raised concerns with me about possible delays.

“It is difficult for people if they have already sold their house.

“The builders are also speaking to the council.”

Ogilvie Homes today denied any hold up but confirmed that they are carrying out checks on the cladding.

A spokesman said: “We are in close consultation with the council’s building standards team to ensure that the very limited amount of cladding to be used on the building will meet their specification, but this will not affect the build programme. 

“When complete, Eldon Street will provide luxurious living in modern high quality homes in a unique setting that is truly on the waterfront and surrounded by incredible natural scenery.”

Ogilvie are building 98 apartments on the site, described as one of the best in the west of Scotland.

Five blocks are going up on the site of the former Clyde Coastguard base which was mothballed five years ago then demolished.

The development includes 88 two-bedroom flats and 10 three-bedroom flats, the majority with river views.

Inverclyde Council confirmed they are holding talks with Oglivie about the buildings.

A spokesman added: “We are currently in discussion with the developers regarding the cladding, but there are no safety concerns.”