Ulster Business October 2017
EHA Group: Building 428 Social Houses Across Northern Ireland – Construction company EHA Group, in partnership with Pan Residential, has commenced the building of 90 new homes for Radius Housing on the Springfield Road, Belfast.
This brings EHA’s total to 428 social homes under construction across the province. The ‘Peter Pan’ development at the site of the former Peter Pan bakery on Springfield Road began construction in September 2017.
The programme will take 15 months to complete, with handover expected in December 2018.
This 90 unit social housing scheme will comprise of 48 dwellings and 42 apartments with associated parking and landscaping. Radius Housing, a merger of Helm and Fold Housing, stated that the scheme will breathe life into the former Peter Pan complex in Belfast and provide essential new homes.
Anita Conway, Director of Development at Radius Housing added,
“We are delighted to launch this scheme on the Springfield Road with the EHA Group. We have worked with EHA on previous social housing schemes, creating the highest quality builds for our tenants. We look forward to progress on this build.”
L-R: Sean Harley, Contracts Manager Radius Housing, Peter Graham, Contract Manager EHA and Mark Gilmore, Director of Construction Ireland EHA Group.
Peter Lavery, Director of Pan Residential and owner of the site said,
“EHA Group have been working hard at the design stage of this project in readiness for commencement on site. Working closely with Radius Housing, the potential of the site to provide a total of 90 homes will hugely benefit the local area.
The regeneration project will also improve the overall image of the Springfield Road and adjoining Springfield Avenue.”
According to the Northern Ireland Housing Bulletin for the first quarter of 2017, Social House building is making a vital contribution to the demand for new housing in Northern Ireland. Social House Builders had exceeded their target of 1,600 house starts between March 2016 to March 2017. In this timeframe, EHA provided 20% of this target.
EHA Group is a full service construction company now in it’s 16thyear of operation. EHA provides complete Design & Build packages including Civil Engineering and Specialist Joinery. The in-house joinery company operates from a state-of-the-art manufacturing workshop at the business headquarters, situated in Eglinton, Derry/Londonderry.
The company operates across the UK and is working on a total of 15 projects, a mixture of social housing, private residential, commercial, hotel and student accommodation.
These projects include the redevelopment of a Grade II listed townhouse in London’s Mayfair, 500 bed student accommodation apartments in Devon and a Premier Inn Hotel in Plymouth City Centre.
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