Lotus Group's residential arm hits 1,000th home.

Martin Tumilty, residential director at Lotus Homes with Emmett McGivern, director at E&L Construction Services.

CO Down developer Lotus has marked the handover of its 1,000th residential property since 2014.

The residential arm of the Lotus Group run by the Murdock family, the company hit the milestone last week in Ballyclare.

The Rushfield development comprises 209 homes. Lotus Homes is also on site at developments in Carrickfergus, Newry, Comber, Jordanstown, Antrim and Banbridge.

Lotus has longstanding relationships E&L Construction, Carr Brothers, K&P Construction and O’Prey Developments for its residential schemes.

Paul O’Rourke, managing director at Lotus Homes, said: “When Lotus Homes was formed in 2014, housebuilding was still in recession causing business to be quite slow.

“From building 27 houses in our first year to handing over our 1000th home has been quite the accomplishment.

“None of this would have been possible without a team effort from the Lotus Homes’ team, our contractors, our consultants and our estate agents. We have all worked well together to get to where we are today.

“The 1000th handover is an amazing achievement for us all and highlights the continuing evolvement and importance of our industry.”

Emmett McGivern, director at E&L Construction Services, added: “A phenomenal amount of work goes on behind the scenes that many people don’t realise. We are grateful for our dedicated subcontractors who have put their all into the job and have even worked extra hours to deliver houses on time.

“We have recently celebrated our five-year anniversary working with Lotus Homes. In that time, we have completed multiple developments in Antrim.

“We are now on to Ballyclare, and were delighted that the 1000th home was in Rushfield. Here’s to many more years of working alongside a devoted team and achieving success."

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