International property buyers target Co Antrim development

Pictured at the Copper Barns development in Broughsane are Michelle Wilson, business banking manager at Danske Bank and Connor Dinsmore, director at Loft Estates
Gareth McKeown

AN award-winning Co Antrim housing development is attracting international attention.

The £1.3m Copper Barns development in Broughshane, which sits on a 4.5 acre rural site overlooking Slemish Mountain and the Braid Valley, has been attracting interest from a range of international buyers, with two properties sold and already plans to replicate the model in the Ballymena area

Antrim-based construction company Loft Estates is in the process of completing work on the three state-of-the-art homes which comprise the project, with a 10-15 unit development, consisting of a range of smaller more attainable properties planned for the Ballymena area.

Loft Estates director Connor Dinsmore said they have been overwhelmed by the response to the Copper Barns development, which has received a RICS award for architecture.

"So far, we've sold two homes to legal professionals from London and there have been enquiries from around the world about the third and final property on the development," he said.

“The homes are entirely bespoke and whilst they are very contemporary in design, the overall concept works because they relate back to the original stone barns they replaced.

"We have one barn remaining and will start this in conjunction with the new buyer so they can be involved in customising it to suit their own individual requirements.”

The project has been supported by Danske Bank, whose business banking manager Michelle Wilson said: "The Copper Barns development is the latest project from Connor and his team and as ever they continue to innovate and excite.

"A combination of award winning design coupled with quality driven construction has proven to be a winning recipe for the company and we are excited to see what they are planning next.

“Our relationship has gone from strength to strength over the past six years and we look forward to supporting the business with its future developments."

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