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Construction begins on £1.6m Choice Housing investment in Coleraine

Work is now officially under way at a new housing scheme on Beresford Avenue, Coleraine which will see 14 new homes developed in the area. The £1.6 million development will offer general needs accommodation for up to 36 people and will be a mix of two-bedroom houses and one-bedroom apartments.

The new 14-unit scheme by Choice, and supported by both the Dept. for Communities and the Housing Executive, is much needed good news for the Coleraine area, where demand for quality affordable social housing is high.

Working in collaboration with contractor O’Kane Group Ltd and Here Architects, construction is expected to be completed by November 2020, bringing together the best standards and latest energy saving technologies to another Choice scheme.

Michael McDonnell, Group Chief Executive at Choice Housing, said:

“The Coleraine area, like many areas around Northern Ireland, is facing a higher demand for quality social housing, a need that Choice are working hard, with statutory agencies and partners to meet.

“This investment continues to demonstrate our commitment to ensuring supply of social housing for local people. A new development will also bring a new vibrancy to the area, which should in turn be good news for the town centre, local businesses and the local community. 

“This is an important project that will bring 14 high new quality homes and I look forward to welcoming new tenants into their new homes towards the end of the year.”

The new scheme is based on Beresford Avenue, a few minutes away from Coleraine town centre and is close to amenities including GP Surgery, local shops and public transport.