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Crosby Flats get new makeover

By Michael Bashford

Published 03/06/2009

The new sunroom at Crosby Flats
The new sunroom at Crosby Flats

North Down MP Lady Sylvia Hermon is to offically open newly renovated flats on the Donaghadee Road in Bangor.

Crosby Flats were first built in 1976 by the Shankill Road Mission Housing Trust. In 1979 they were transferred to the then newly established Presbyterian Housing Association where they have remained ever since.

The building had originally been constructed without a common room where tenants could meet and socialise.

That has now been addressed by the association as part of a major programme of improvements involving the installation of gas central heating, replacement of windows, provision of a guest room and repainting.

Speaking ahead of the official opening on Thursday, June 4, Alastair Giffen, chairman of the association, said: “I am delighted with the new look Crosby Court. The improvements now provide our tenants here with excellent facilities and I wish them all long life and good health to enjoy them.”

The scheme contains 32 flats and will have a new address of Crosby Court on the Donaghadee Road.

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