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Social Housing Stock set to rise

13 Nov 2019


East Belfast former Oxo factory to be redeveloped.

Clonrose Developments today has announced that it has signed a development agreement with Choice Housing Ireland to deliver 18 new social housing units at 179-203 Beersbridge Road.

The site which was formerly occupied by the Oxo Company as a factory and stores during the inter-war years will be redeveloped to provide 18 general needs apartments. Providing 9 no. 2 bedroom apartments and 9 no. 1 Bedroom apartments, the development will also provide a landscaped garden, 18 private car parking spaces and space for 23 bicycles.

Clonrose Developments has appointed H&J Martin to deliver the construction of the development which will be known as ‘The Oxo Factory’.

We are delighted to build upon our relationship with Choice and follow on from our successful Ormeau Road development with a high-quality apartment scheme in the East of the city. Construction has commenced on site and we are scheduled to hand over the completed properties in May next year
Stephen Davey, Director of Clonrose Developments
East Belfast has faced a shortfall of social housing in recent years with a growing demand for quality social living in the area. This new development, which is an investment of £1.9 million, will continue to regenerate East Belfast, which has ranked as one of Northern Ireland’s most disadvantaged areas. Our partnership with Clonrose Developments illustrates our commitment to investing in the area and its community and we hope this partnership will extend beyond East Belfast in the future.This project is one of many developments Choice has invested in the East Belfast area in recent years, particularly Beersbridge Road. Alongside this new partnership with Clonrose Developments means we have invested around £5 million in the Beersbridge area over the last number of years.
Michael McDonnell, Chief Executive of Choice Housing
Furthering our commitment to the delivery of sustainable social housing to the Belfast area is a core objective of the H&J Martin business.  We look forward to handing these homes over to our partners at Clonrose and Choice in May 2020.
Gareth Moore, Director at H&J Martin
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