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New houses to transform site of old secondary school

WORK IS expected to start soon on a signficant new housing development set to transform the site of a disused secondary school.
Local contractors PJ Treacy and Sons will build the 44-house development at Ballinamallard
The Duke of Westminster High School was demolished in February to make way for a new housing development. The new development will be called ‘Westminster Court’in recognition of the High School which once stood on the site.
The High School on the Makenny Road first opened in 1960, and provided secondary education to the young people of Ballinamallard and the surrounding areas for 44 years before it closed in 2004.
The site will now be transformed into a housing development comprising of 34 new two storey houses, along with garages and associated roads and landscaping.
Since closing 15 years ago, the High School had become derelict and in 2016, a fire was started on the site which was treated at the time as an ‘act of vandalism.’
The first images of the detached and semi detached houses have been promoted online by PJ Treacy and Sons as phase one of the development has been released.
A three bedroom semi detached house on the site is listed as £134,950, while a four bedroom semi detached house in the development is coming in around £145,950.
The site is set to transform the area with modern and luxury houses which will comprise of seven different types of houses located just a two-minute walk to the centre.
The brochure for the new development details, “Westminster Court consists of seven signature house types made up of three and four bed detached and semi-detached homes all built to the high standards of craftsmanship offering all the space, comfort and privacy you need for modern family living.
“With customer care and entitlement of choice in mind, each purchaser is offered a choice of fitted kitchen units, worktops, bathroom wall and floor tiles, carpets and internal paint colours.”

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