Belfast Telegraph – November 14, 2018 A new house for more a century has been built on the site of a former police station in the North Belfast neighbourhood of Kilkenny.
The house, built in 1894, is the first of its kind in the city and it was unveiled at the city’s first meeting of the Belfast Local Authorities Association on Tuesday.
The council approved the building of the house in April 2018.
Council leader Martin Robinson said it was important for residents of the area to be able to enjoy the warmth of their homes and the local amenities that are available to them.
“We have to recognise that it is not a house that is built to serve the residents, but to serve our neighbours,” he said.
“People are coming from far and wide and it is important that people can see it from all angles and enjoy the amenities that they can enjoy.”
The new house, with two-storeyed and four-storeys, will be on site until late in the year, said Mr Robinson.
“The council will be putting in place a number of measures to encourage and accommodate the new house.”
These include a number [of] improvements and alterations to the building site.
“They also include a series of improvements to the access to the site.”
He said the council would continue to monitor the progress of the project.
“Our goal is to ensure that all the residents of this area can enjoy the benefits of living in a city centre and we will be working with the developer to ensure we are achieving this,” he added.
“In the meantime, we would like to welcome everyone to enjoy their homes once again.”