A FLAGSHIP Greenock housing development has been delayed by seven months and won't be completed by the end of the year.

Work started on the flats at the former Navy Buildings a long time ago but the project is still not finished.

The Telegraph knows of one couple who are thinking of pulling out of the deal on their luxury flat.

Others have been forced into rented accommodation for months because their new homes are not ready.

The second phase of the Ogilvie Homes development on the former Clyde Coastguard base site was due to have been completed over six months ago.

One unhappy buyer, who didn't want to be named, told the Tele: "It was meant to be ready last September/October, then it was delayed to November, January, March and April.

"I know delays are to be expected in a new construction but this has been seven months.

"I think that is pretty unreasonable."

The man says he spent more than £200,000 on his flat and many people had already sold their properties expecting to be able to get their keys.

Instead they have been forced to live with relatives or rent properties for months on end, incurring extra costs.

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

Housing bosses blame the lngthy hold-ups on adverse weather.

They have apologised for any inconvenience caused and send the next handovers will take place in the next few weeks.

A spokesman for Ogilvie said: “We are sorry for any inconvenience to our customers.

"Weather conditions through the year have had a significant impact on the building schedule but we are working very hard to complete the development as soon as possible and will continue to keep customers informed of progress to completion.”

“Eldon Street is a phased development with the next handovers to customers due to start in the coming weeks and the entire development expected to complete by the end of the year.”