Habinteg buy Scotch Quarter development

Pictured are Katrina Smyth, Development Manager, Habinteg Housing Association;  Jamesy Hagan, Managing Director, Hagan Homes; Darren McKinney, Chief Executive, Habinteg Housing Association; and Andrew Corkhill, Development Manager, Habinteg Housing Association.
Pictured are Katrina Smyth, Development Manager, Habinteg Housing Association; Jamesy Hagan, Managing Director, Hagan Homes; Darren McKinney, Chief Executive, Habinteg Housing Association; and Andrew Corkhill, Development Manager, Habinteg Housing Association.

Habinteg Housing Association has acquired a housing development of 24 new homes in Carrickfergus for £2.3million.

They were built by Hagan Homes from November 2015 and consist of one and two bedroom apartments.

Jamesy Hagan, Managing Director, Hagan Homes, feels the development will have a positive impact on the local community.

“The previous owners of the Scotch Quarter site in Carrickfergus had started construction in 2008 but unfortunately had to suspend all development due to the property crash. This meant that the site became an eyesore in a prominent location in the town.

“When Hagan Homes acquired the site and started work on it in 2015 the local community reacted positively. They recognised that Hagan Homes builds affordable, quality, stylish homes and that we achieve this by appointing award-winning architects, interior designers and craftspeople.”

Mr Hagan continues: “Habinteg Housing Association expressed an interest in purchasing the completed development as they felt the accommodation was in line with their ethos of providing high quality housing for local communities. It was a natural fit in terms of the acquisition of the Carrick development.”

Mr. Andrew Corkill, Development Manager, Habinteg Housing Association says: “Habinteg is an ambitious and expanding organisation with in excess of 2,000 properties currently in management.

“We aim to build or purchase high quality housing in areas of high housing need.

“The purchase of the Scotch Quarter development for active elderly accommodation helps us realise our vision through reducing the housing need in this area and strengthening the community by providing “Homes for All”.