A former homeless shelter in Dundee has been sold but mystery still surrounds the identity of the new owner.
Hillcrest Housing Association has confirmed it has found a buyer for Red Admiral Court, at Dunbar Park, in Whitfield.
However, no further information has been released about who the purchasers are or what they intend to do with the building.
The news comes after months of speculation locally over the future of the premises, which was previously used by the city council as temporary homeless accommodation.
A spokeswoman said: “We have now received the necessary approvals for the sale to proceed and will commence legal proceedings shortly.
“We have also confirmed that the purchaser is sound and has the appropriate property management registrations in place.
“Until the sale is complete we are not in a position to disclose the name of the buyer.
“Any proceeds from the sale will be used for our development programme which delivers new affordable housing in the city.
“We have a programme to deliver hundreds of affordable homes across the city in partnership with Dundee City Council between now and the end of 2019.”
Meanwhile, local residents said they remained concerned about who the new owners are and what it would be used for in the future.
The building – which comprises three blocks, each with nine flats – was previously leased to Dundee City Council as temporary homeless accommodation.
But in a letter seen by the Tele, Hillcrest officials said the council lease had ended and, following that, various options for the future of the building were considered.
In August, the Tele reported local concerns over the secrecy surrounding the future of the building at that point.
North East councillor Brian Gordon said that while it had now been confirmed that the building had been sold, he had not been made aware of who the purchasers are.
He said: “I have not received any information about the buyers or what will happen to the building now. Many of my constituents are keen to know what will happen to Red Admiral Court, if it will be redeveloped for some purpose or if the new owners intend to demolish it to make way for something else.
“I will be asking Hillcrest for more information about who has bought the building and try to find out what is to happen there next.
“Residents have come to me several times regarding their concerns over the secrecy surrounding the sale of Red Admiral Court and the intentions for the property.
“The residents of Whitfield, who have witnessed the different regenerations of this area, need to be consulted more on this project given the problems in the past.”
George Roberts, of Dunbar Residents Association, said he had not been made aware by Hillcrest that the building had been sold.
He said: “I will be very keen to find out what is planned. People living in the area have been trying for some time now to find out exactly what is to happen there.”