£16m Lisburn Housing Development To Build 90 New Homes

Ninety new social homes are to be built in Lisburn, in a new £16m housing development announced by Choice Housing in partnership with the Northern Ireland Housing Executive.

Work began at the site on Hillsborough Old Road in summer 2023, with the first phase of the development – which will include 17 properties – expected to be handed over by May of this year.

Once fully completed, the Hillsborough Old Road Scheme will consist of 30 three-bedroom, 46 two-bedroom, and 3 four-bedroom general needs houses. A further three houses, two bungalows, and six apartments, of which eight will offer easy access for wheelchair users, have also been incorporated into the final design.
News Image
Michael McDonnell, Choice Group Chief Executive, said: "Hillsborough Old Road is another hugely exciting development and follows a number of key schemes launched by Choice over the last year, most recently the start of construction on the St Claire's Development – an £18m scheme in Newry. It has been a busy period for our Development Team, and it is encouraging to see this and other developments progressing, particularly at a time when housing need is so high across Northern Ireland.

"Our ambitious new build programme is another clear indication of Choice's desire to help deliver more great homes and enhanced services for local communities across the region. This significant investment will further contribute to the growing demand for homes in Lisburn."

The site on the Hillsborough Old Road is within walking distance of Lisburn city centre, with access to public transport making it quick and easy to access nearby shopping, health, and leisure facilities.

Leo Matheson, Director from Leo Matheson Ltd, said: "It is fantastic to have the opportunity to work with Choice again, on what is one of their most ambitious and exciting projects in recent times.

"Leo Matheson Ltd has been constructing excellence since 1985. I have built a reputation for the successful and timely completion of projects for clients in both the public and private sectors.

"This will be my company's fourth project working with Choice and upon completion, the Hillsborough Old Road development will offer people modern and desirable properties in which to live, whilst further enhancing the visuals of the surrounding area."

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

07 February 2024
39-Year-Old Charged With Non-Recent Child Sexual Abuse Offences
A 39-year-old man has been arrested in Portadown and charged with non-recent child sexual abuse offences involving four female and two male victims between 1999 and 2009.
05 February 2024
Limavady Murder Victim Named As 17-Year-Old Blake Newland
A 17-year-old boy murdered in a stabbing in Limavady on Friday, 02 February has been named by the PSNI as Blake Newland. At around 9.35pm last Friday night, police responded to a report that a man, aged his 50s, has been stabbed in an incident in the Limavady area.
06 August 2015
Crumlin Social Housing Scheme Opened
A new social housing scheme of three and four bedroom houses has been officially opened in Crumlin. The fourteen new homes for families on the social housing waiting list, is owned and managed by Habinteg Housing Association who funded the build, with support from the Department for Social Development.
15 March 2024
PSNI And DVA Conduct Proactive Safety Operation In Coleraine
The PSNI and Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA) has conducted a proactive safety operation in Coleraine, as part of ongoing road safety efforts.
08 August 2007
Minister Praises North Belfast Housing Project
Social Development Minister Margaret Ritchie MLA has officially handed over keys to the first residents of a £7.3million housing development on Belfast’s Antrim Road today. Built on the site of the former Milk Marketing Board headquarters, the project was led by Oaklee Housing Association and funded by the Department for Social Development.