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Clarke House, Broughshane

In December 2022 Alpha Housing unveiled Clarke House, a stunning £2.1 million apartment development in the heart of Broughshane, Co. Antrim, delivering 14 new homes for independent older people. Built by Ballymena-based Martin & Hamilton the development, which comprises twelve 2-bedroom and two 1-bedroom apartments, is a welcome addition to the village which has high demand for quality housing.

Situated on Fir Park, the development incorporates the ‘HAPPI principles’, which provides a blueprint for high-quality housing for people in later life. Features of the scheme, comprising twelve 2 bedroom and two 1 bedroom apartments, include generous internal space, maximum use of natural light, and trees and shrubs to enhance the local environment. Residents also benefit from the convenient location close to local shops, amenities and transport links.

The development was funded with £1.4M in Department for Communities’ (DfC) grant through the Housing Executive, with the balance of provided by Alpha Housing.

David Humphreys opens Clarke House

Speaking at the Official Opening of Alpha Housing's Clarke House development, David Humphreys MBE, former Ireland rugby international and Ulster Rugby coach, said:

“I’m delighted to help open Clarke House. Having spent my childhood here, Broughshane is a place that’s close to my heart. Clarke House provides great independent living in a wonderful location. Having been shown some of the lovely apartments by the residents, I think they are going to hugely enjoy their new homes.”
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High-quality kitchen, Giffen Place, Belfast

Giffen Place

In January 2021, Alpha Housing completed a £2.2 million project comprising 14 two bedroom apartments for independent, older people in East Belfast. Funding from the project included £1.4M in Department for Communities’ (DfC) grant, with the balance of funding provided by Alpha Housing.

Situated on Barnetts Road, near the Stormont Hotel, the scheme incorporates many of the ‘HAPPI principles’, the blueprint for high-quality housing for people in later life. Features of the scheme include generous internal space; maximum use of natural light; and high-quality outside space in a leafy, mature setting. Residents also benefit from closeness to local amenities and transport links, including the Stormont Estate and Glider bus service.

Older people want a wider range of housing options for their later years. Alpha Housing is proud to be helping pioneer a new generation of housing for older people in NI. We believe there is a huge unmet need for spacious and attractive homes of this type.

New Tenants Arrive at Giffen Place

In January 2021, new tenants were delighted to receive the keys to their beautiful apartments in Stormont, east Belfast.