Social Housing Stock Set To Rise As Former Oxo Factory Is Redeveloped

Social Housing Stock Set To Rise As Former Oxo Factory Is Redeveloped

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Clonrose Developments has today announced that it has signed a development agreement with Choice Housing Ireland to deliver 18 new social housing units in east Belfast.

The site at 179-203 Beersbridge Road, 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.

Comprising nine two-bedroom apartments and nine one-bedroom apartments, the development will also provide a landscaped garden, 18 private car parking spaces and a bike shelter 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’. The project is scheduled for completion in May 2020.

Stephen Davey, Development Director for Clonrose Developments, commented:

“We are delighted to build upon our relationship with Choice Housing 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.”

Michael McDonnell, Chief Executive of Choice Housing, added:

“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 £1.9m, 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, we have invested around £5m in the Beersbridge area over the last number of years.”

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