Councillors impressed by Trinity scheme
Trinity Housing has hosted a visit by Ards councillors keen to view its latest scheme.
The sheltered housing scheme at Church Street, will be handed over to the new tenants shortly.
The Mayor, Councillor David Smyth, Jim Shannon MP MLA, Cllr Simon Hamilton MLA, Cllr Michelle McIlveen MLA, Cllr Jonathon Bell MLA, Alderman Kieran McCarthy MLA, David McNarry MLA, and Councillors Tom Hamilton, Angus Carson and Jim Fletcher were shown round the scheme by Trinity Housing Chief Executive Arthur Canning.
Cllr Hamilton commented that the accommodation will provide much needed housing in the area, with the mayor Cllr David Smyth adding that he “hopes to see more Trinity Housing homes in Newtownards in the future.”
There has been a very high level of interest in this scheme and demand for housing in this area is high. The apartments are ideally located close to the centre of Newtownards with many amenities close by.
The scheme will provide 20 two bedroom sheltered apartments, one having wheelchair access. The scheme went on site in 2009 with the handover to the new tenants due by the end of September this year. This scheme has been built to Eco Homes level- Good, which will result in a reduced carbon footprint for the tenants. The apartments have also achieved lifetime homes standard which means that the apartments can be adapted to meet the changing needs of the tenants.
Trinity Housing develop, manage and maintain rented accommodation for people with general needs; housing for the elderly and various models of supported housing for people with special needs. Their schemes are based throughout Northern Ireland.