Work commences at major Derry-Londonderry housing development

16th May 2023

‘Rosses Gate’ is unveiled as name of Ballyoan housing scheme as building begins

Construction work on the first phase of a major new housing development in Derry-Londonderry has commenced, which will see 252 new homes being built just off the Clooney Road near the Gransha Roundabout.

‘Rosses Gate’ is being delivered in partnership between property development company South Bank Square Limited and Choice Housing. The new development will include a range of housing tenures including social housing, properties for sale and private rental. The development will also include significant areas of landscaped open space, equipped play parks and a neighbourhood centre.

Speaking about the development, Martin Mallon of South Bank Square said: “We are delighted to see construction work underway and progressing well at our new Rosses Gate development.

“The shared vision for ourselves and our partners at Choice Housing is to create a high quality, mixed tenure development with housing for all. The development is highly accessible and located close to a range of local schools, shopping, Altnagelvin Hospital and the River Foyle greenway. We expect the first houses to be available for occupation later this year,’’ Martin Mallon said.

Jon Anderson, Director of Development at Choice Housing said, “Derry City and Strabane Council has seen the number of applicants on the social housing waiting list rise by 20% in the past two years, with the city being one of the areas of highest demand in Northern Ireland.

“This development will help prevent that list from spiralling further and provide individuals with permanent accommodation.  All homes will be designed to a high-quality specification and the development will nurture a community feel and promote the use of open green spaces.  We are looking forward to the delivery of these new homes and welcoming families to Rosses Gate.”

More information on the range of house types available for purchase at Rosses Gate can be obtained from Donnybrook Estate Agents on tel: 028 7134 3600.

South Bank Square Limited is a Maghera based property development company with a portfolio of large-scale residential projects across Ireland.

Choice Housing is the largest housing association in NI, managing over 12,000 homes.

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