People on the social housing waiting list will be able to move into some of the new homes built on the site of St. Peter’s High School in Creggan as early as August - a full 11 months ahead of schedule.
Local councillor for the area, Colly Kelly, told the ‘Journal’ that he had been in direct contact with the relevant housing associations recently and they confirmed the news to him.
“This is great news for the people of Derry,” said Colr. Kelly.
“Derry as many already know is a city with high housing stress so the completion of the 127 new homes in Creggan is to be welcomed.”
The development comprises six four bedroom houses, 63 three bedroom houses, 30 two bedroom houses, 28 one bedroom apartments, new access and associated site works.
“I have to commend the developer for the way in which they went about completing the development,” said Colr. Kelly.
“Not only will the development go towards helping to alleviate the housing problem in Derry but there are houses available for people with complex needs.
“There will also be a park and a green area.
“I am delighted that this is happening and look forward to seeing the new residents moving into the area in August.”
He added: “The houses are of top class quality and they are just what Creggan needs at this present minute in time.”