An £8.4 million project to replace public sector housing in Ballasalla is on target to be completed later this year.
The 42-home Horse Shoe in the Clagh Vane estate, which was demolished in 2016, will be replaced by 51 new properties.
Around half are due to be handed over by the developer before the end of May, and the remainder in the autumn.
Now applications are now being invited from people who may wish to live in the new development.
In addition to 35 houses ranging in size from two to four bedrooms, there are 14 two-bedroom apartments and two wheelchair-friendly one-bedroom apartments. Two of the four-bedroom homes have also been extended and adapted to provide a fourth bedroom, provision for hoists and ground-floor bathroom access.
Building on the success of the award-winning Passivhaus project at Janet’s Corner in Castletown, eight of the properties will be low-energy homes, and the whole development has been constructed to the latest thermal efficiency standards.
The safety of residents plays a key role in the design of the new road layout, with more car parking incorporated into the plans along with attractive landscaping features, open green space and newly-planted trees.
Julie Edge MHK, Member with responsibility for Housing, said:
‘I am delighted that work is progressing so well and that the project is due to be delivered on time. The provision of good quality, low-energy homes is something to be proud of, and is something Government encourages throughout the sector.’
To apply for one of the new homes, contact the Housing Office on +44 1624 685865 or email email@example.com
A digital impression of how the new Clagh Vane estate in Ballasalla will look