Antrim housing scheme to create 50 jobs but sector is still facing 'challenges'


Around 50 construction jobs are to be created with a new £9.5m housing development in Co Antrim. Hagan Homesis to build 78 new houses in Ballyclare at a site on the Fairview Farm Road, with the entire scheme due to take around four years to complete.

The housing development will include two-bedroom apartments, three-bed townhouses and three-bed semi-detached homes.

The main contractor for the project is JCL Contracts.

But there remain "a number of challenges to the local home building sector", according to Hagan Homes managing director Jamesy Hagan.

"We are thrilled to announce our plans for the new Fairview Farm development in our home town of Ballyclare," he said.

"The demand for superior homes in Northern Ireland, which offer value for money, is high and Fairview Farm Road offers residents the opportunity to live in modern, new build two-bedroom apartments, three-bedroom semi-detached and townhouse homes in the conveniently located market town of Ballyclare, amidst the picturesque Co Antrim countryside.

"It also has the bonus of being a commuter's paradise, with easy access to Belfast city centre just 13 miles away via a recently updated dual carriageway and motorway network."

Mr Hagan said the company's aim is "to build affordable, quality, stylish homes and achieve this by appointing award-winning architects, interior designers and craftspeople".