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Derry contractor appointed for £10m west Belfast housing scheme

DERRY-headquartered contractor EHA has been appointed by Choice Housing to oversee the build phase of the £10 million Glen Road Heights social living development at Hannahstown in west Belfast, where 83 much-needed new houses, six apartments and three wheelchair-accessible bungalow are being constructed.

Founded in 1990 by Edward Allingham at Campsie, EHA Group provides a complete construction service including main contracting, civil engineering, design & build, property development and specialist joinery services. It employs around 80 people,

It has successfully completed major private residential and social housing projects across Britain and Ireland - including Mayfair and Kensington in London - and will move on site in Belfast this week, with a scheduled completion date of early 2020.

The dwellings, designed by JNP Architects, will accommodate more than 350 people and incorporate the latest in energy saving, design and security features.

Choice Housing chief executive Michael McDonnell said: “Glen Road Heights has been in the system for quite some time and we're pleased to finally start construction of a scheme which will play a major role in meeting the growing demands for local housing in the West Belfast area.

"We engaged in a rigorous search to find an organisation that has the skills, experience and resources for a job of this size. EHA Group has extensive experience in delivering top quality housing projects across the region and we look forward to working together in delivering this development for the people of west Belfast.”

Mark Gilmore from EHA Group said: “We have been at the forefront of social housing construction in recent years and pride ourselves on delivering high quality schemes on time, on programme and to budget."

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