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Hagan Homes sells 30 apartments for social housing

By Margaret Canning

Northern Ireland housebuilder Hagan Homes has sold 30 homes in east Belfast to a housing association in a deal worth £3.3m.

Habinteg Housing Association has snapped up the 30 two-bed apartments on Upper Newtownards Road following the completion of work by Hagan Homes.

Work carried out by 50 construction staff started on the development in September last year.

Jamesy Hagan, managing director of Hagan Homes, said: "There were a number of demolished buildings on the Upper Newtownards Road site when we initially purchased it and it was a complete eyesore. We believe that our housing development has greatly improved the whole look of Dundonald.

"The local community recognises that Hagan Homes builds affordable, quality, stylish homes and that we achieve this by appointing award-winning architects, interior designers and craftspeople."

Habinteg has already bought 24 homes from Hagan at Scotch Quarter in Carrickfergus in a £2.3m deal. Scotch Quarter was a former 'ghost estate' completed by Hagan Homes after it was abandoned during the economic downturn by its original builder.

Mr Hagan added: "During this sale we were impressed with their approach and attention to detail, so it was a natural fit in terms of the acquisition of the Upper Newtownards Road development."

Habinteg Housing Association chief executive Darren McKinney said it was aiming to expand.

"We aim to build or purchase high quality housing in areas of high need. The purchase of the Upper Newtownards Road development for general needs and active elderly accommodation helps us realise our vision."

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