Latest Developments

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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.

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CGI Fir Park, Broughshane (under construction)

Coming soon: Fir Park, Broughshane

Alpha Housing has joined with Ballymena-based Martin & Hamilton to deliver a £2M construction project that will provide 14 much needed homes for independent older people in Broughshane.

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 will also benefit from the convenient location close to local shops, amenities and transport links.

The development is being funded with £1.4M in Department for Communities’ (DfC) grant through the Housing Executive, with the balance of provided by Alpha Housing. New residents are expected to move in by Summer 2022.

Work Starts on New Homes

Speaking at the sod cutting for Alpha Housing's Fir Park Development, Lexie Scott, Chairman of the Broughshane & District Community Association said:

“We are thrilled to see the start of building of these spacious new homes for older people. Broughshane is a sought-after place to live with a shortage of affordable homes. As well as contributing to meeting the housing needs of our senior citizens, these apartments will valuably help sustain local shops and services, and free up larger homes for families that need them.”