Global Crescent, a £13m ‘shared neighbourhood’ housing scheme with 127 homes, has been launched in south Belfast.
Junior Minister Michelle McIlveen announced detailed plans for the Fold Housing Association development, which is close to the Ravenhill Road and Ormeau Road, with chief executive of Fold Housing Association John McLean.
The first phase of the development of the rental homes will be complete in October this year when 86 units will be available, while the other 41 are to be finished in September next year. The development is part of the Together Building United Communities strategy and is one of 10 cross-community social housing schemes.
John McLean said: “This is a particularly exciting day for Fold as it represents not only a multi-million pound investment in the south Belfast area, but also the launch of our first Together Building United Communities shared neighbourhood development.
“It is a privilege for the organisation to deliver such a significant scheme to an area which is experiencing such high demand for housing.”
He said Fold had invited pupils from Euston Street and St Michael’s primary schools to suggest naming the development — leading to Belfast City Council choosing their suggestion of Global Crescent for the site. Pupils from the schools were on hand for the launch yesterday. Ms McIlveen said the scheme would “make a real difference to the lives of people not just in south Belfast but right across Northern Ireland”.
Fold also owns Ardenwood, another development close to Global Crescent.
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Caption: Junior Minister Michelle McIlveen and chief executive of Fold Housing Association John McLean yesterday with Luke Turley from St Michael’s Primary School and Weronika Moraz of Euston Street Primary