Radius Housing completes construction of 52 new homes in
Dungannon & Coalisland
Press Release - 29th October 2020
Construction of 52 new homes in the South Tyrone area have
just been completed by Radius Housing. The new houses and apartments located in
Dungannon and Coalisland, represent a £6m investment by Radius, which addresses
rural housing need in the Mid Ulster area while also making a significant
contribution to the local construction sector.
The Coalisland properties, which were completed by J&A
Construction over two phases this summer, consist of 28 houses at Torrent
Valley and 12 Apartments at Torrent Close. In Dungannon the final six
properties of the 12 two and three bedroom Cloneen scheme were completed and
handed over to Radius last week. These 52 new homes form part of Radius Housing’s
ambitious annual development programme
which seeks to construct 400 new homes each year.
Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Cllr Cathal Mallaghan,
visiting the final handover of the Cloneen, Dungannon development last week
said: said: “Affordable and social
housing provision is a key strategic issue identified within the Mid Ulster
Community Plan. Our area has one of the highest levels of social housing need,
and yet, has one of the lowest levels of available NIHE and social housing
properties across all Council districts here.
“This much needed new development of 52
homes is therefore timely, and all the more so given the impact of COVID-19 on
the affordability of, and demand for social housing in our area. I wish the new
occupants many years of contentment in their new homes.”
Radius Housing’s Development Director, said “At Radius we aim to deliver the
best quality homes right across Northern Ireland. We recognise the importance
of addressing housing need in rural communities, which is why we are delighted
that 52 new homes have been completed in Coalisland and Dungannon this year.
The investment Radius makes in these new homes supports jobs and has helps to
drive the local economy.
completion of these homes, despite the impact of the Covid-crisis, is testament
to the dedication and hard work of the Radius development team, working in
partnership with J&A Construction and LJD Developments.”
Radius Housing is
a leading developer of social and affordable housing in Northern Ireland and
also manages more than 13,000 social homes. Earlier this year they secured an
investment of £105million from US and UK investors, which is supporting the
construction of hundreds of new homes.