MAYOR LAUNCHES £3.7 MILLION HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
16 May 2017
Mayor of Lisburn and Castlereagh, Councillor Brian Bloomfield, MBE has officially launched the development by Clanmil Housing of new family homes in Lisburn.
Councillor Bloomfield and the Council’s Chief Executive, Dr Theresa Donaldson joined Clanmil’s Chief Executive, Clare McCarty and the design team on site at Graham Gardens where work has just started.
(L-R) Stephen Lowry, Director of Lowry Construction, Council Chief Executive Dr Theresa Donaldson, Mayor of Lisburn and Castlereagh Councillor Brian Bloomfield, Clanmil Chief Executive Clare McCarty and Michael Rogers of Studio Rogers Architects
The development, on the site of a former public car park and vacant garage building close to Lisburn City Centre, is due for completion at the end of 2018, and will provide 36 apartments. 32 of the apartments will have two bedrooms to accommodate three people and the other 4 will be one bedroom, two person apartments.
Councillor Bloomfield welcomed the development. He said:
“The addition of further social housing to the Council area is important as it helps to ensure quality affordable homes for residents. These new apartments are ideally located for young families and older residents as they offer easy access to local shops and leisure facilities.”
When completed the new apartments will bring the number of homes Clanmil provides in the Lisburn area to 217. This includes a further 19 apartments for active older people at the Association’s Seymour Street development, completed just last month, and 13 new apartments at Sloan Street which opened in August last year.
Clanmil is also working with the Department for Communities to progress the transfer of 59 former Ministry of Defence homes at Mountview Drive which it plans to refurbish and bring back into use as social and affordable homes. The Association already provides 39 houses for rent in the area along with 11 equity share homes.
Clare McCarty, Chief Executive of Clanmil Housing, herself a Lisburn resident, said;
“Clanmil provides high quality, affordable homes in areas of high housing need, and we are delighted that the Mayor and Dr Donaldson have visited our latest Lisburn development to announce the construction of these new apartments.
“This development will provide much needed social homes right in the heart of the city, convenient to local amenities and services.”