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24/01/2023

Strand Homes Continues Sustainable Drive In Donaghadee

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A multi award-winning development in Donaghadee is continuing to be shaped with exciting sustainable works.

Strand Homes is investing over £70 million as part of its seven year build programme at High Trees, with funding supported by Bank of Ireland UK.

With 80 homes completed and occupied at High Trees, the Strand Homes team continues to grow their sustainable ambitions with a series of additional energy efficiency measures, including solar panels, a 5kw battery and an electric car charging point fitted in all recent homes.

Jennifer Mitchell of Strand Homes said: "Building sustainable homes with a community connection is the driving purpose behind Strand Homes and we are delighted to have the support of Bank of Ireland in delivering our vision at the High Trees site.

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"We have worked closely with Bank of Ireland to facilitate the innovations and enhancements across our High Trees homes and we are delighted to have their continued support for our future plans.

"For us it's about more than house building, it's about creating a development that evolves as a community both in the development and across the local area.

"We've been achieving that in a number of different and unexpected ways including investing in an on-site plant nursery so we can grow our own plants on site. This secures the supply of the recommended plants in line with the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan of which we were the first residential developer in Northern Ireland to join. We've had lots of residents and local school children come along for events at the nursery, aiming to establish a Community Garden which will be a great legacy in the development long after our works have finished."

Ciaran Lavery, Senior Business Manager at Bank of Ireland UK, commented: "We are really pleased to support the Strand Homes team with the High Trees development, and very much support the company's ambition to build sustainable homes, communities and connections.

"At Bank of Ireland we work closely with our customers to help them meet their ambitions and deliver further economic and social value. We look forward to working with the Strand Homes team as the High Trees site and their development programmes continue to grow."

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