Work progressing on Monkstown homes
Work is continuing on 20 new homes at the former Moylinney House Care Home site in the Monkstown estate.
The site, being redeveloped by Radius Hosusing, will provide six three-person two-bed houses and 14 three-person two-bed CAT1 (elderly over 55) apartments for social housing use.
Last week representatives from Radius Housing and Kelly Brothers Building Contractors made a presentation to the Jubilee Kids’ Club, who have prepared summer activity packs.
Commenting on the initiative, Radius Regeneration Manager Bronagh O’Kane said: “We are delighted to support the fantastic work of the Jubilee Kids’ Club who are based in the community centre adjacent to our development site.
“Radius have provided ‘sow and grow’ planting packs and USB memory pens for each of the children and our contractor Kelly Brothers have kindly sponsored a contribution to the packs.”
Welcoming the development of the site, Cllr Mark Cooper added: “The apartments within the scheme are designed to enhanced CAT1 criteria which meet HAPPI principles.
“These focus on high quality design catering for the needs of older people as their circumstances change. This is the first scheme of its type in Northern Ireland.
“Kelly Brothers Contractors started onsite in early May and the scheme should complete in January 2022.
“The total scheme cost is approximately £3 million and represents another significant housing investment in the area.”
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