Business

Work starts on social housing scheme on former Deerpark Hotel site

A computer generated visual on how the new Deerpark housing scheme will look.
A computer generated visual on how the new Deerpark housing scheme will look. A computer generated visual on how the new Deerpark housing scheme will look.

WORK is under way to develop a new social housing scheme on the site of the former Deerpark Hotel in Co Antrim.

The Clamil Housing Association is taking forward the development, which will produce 33 new residential homes.

Once a popular venue for events and functions, the Deerpark Hotel was knocked down in 1997.

The 3.4 acre site went on the market for £625,000 in 2016.

The Clanmil Housing Association secured planning approval for its shared housing development less than six weeks ago.

The project has been valued at around £3.5 million.

Work has already started on the 20-month build, with Draperstown firm MJ McBride Constriction appointed as main contractor.

The development will comprise 19 houses and 14 apartments in two blocks.

Clanmill said the residential scheme will cater for a range of family houses and apartments for active older people.