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Red Brick House Nursery owner transforms Victorian home

By John Mulgrew

Published 17/11/2015

Julie Morrison (centre) of the Red Brick House at the new nursery in Bangor. She is with Jayne Foote (left) and Tracey Morrow of Ulster Bank.
Julie Morrison (centre) of the Red Brick House at the new nursery in Bangor. She is with Jayne Foote (left) and Tracey Morrow of Ulster Bank.

A Co Down nursery is creating 14 new jobs as part of a £600,000 investment as it revamps and overhauls a Victorian house.

Former primary school teacher Julie Morrison is opening her new day care nursery in Bangor, adding more than a dozen new staff.

The Red Brick House Nursery on the town’s Princetown Road will accommodate 60 children when it opens doors.

Ms Morrison says she expects to add the new staff during the first year of trading, with the potential to grow her workforce further down the line.

“I purchased and redeveloped a large detached property overlooking the marina with the support of Ulster Bank and I am now opening a modern day care nursery,” she said.

“It is an investment of around £600,000 — including the purchase and development of the property.

“We have taken on five people so far and expect to grow the workforce to 14 within 12 months.”

The business has invested £600,000 in the new business, with the help of Ulster Bank.

Tracey Morrow, Ulster Bank head of Belfast and North Down business centre, said: “Julie has purchased a fantastic double-fronted Victorian house and has resourced and furnished it with high-quality equipment.

“She has a great location, close to the town centre, and is well-placed to make a success of her business.

“We are very pleased to support her and have the capacity to do so for many great local companies across Northern Ireland.”

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