20th June 2022
One of Northern Ireland’s leading residential developers has reached an important milestone in its eighth year of housebuilding.
Lotus Homes handed over its 1000th home this week. Celebrations took place at Rushfield in Ballyclare, where the 1000th home has been completed. The Rushfield development comprises 209 family homes and joins other ongoing developments currently under construction in Carrickfergus, Newry, Comber, Jordanstown, Antrim and Banbridge.
The houses have been completed in partnership with local contractors, E&L Construction, Carr Brothers, K&P Construction and O’Prey Developments, with longstanding relationships between all parties.
Paul O’Rourke, Managing Director at Lotus Homes, said: “When Lotus Homes was formed in 2014, housebuilding was still in recession causing business to be quite slow. From building 27 houses in our first year to handing over our 1000th home has been quite the accomplishment.
“None of this would have been possible without a team effort from the Lotus Homes’ team, our contractors, our consultants and our estate agents. We have all worked well together to get to where we are today. The 1000th handover is an amazing achievement for us all and highlights the continuing evolvement and importance of our industry.”
Martin Tumilty, Residential Director at Lotus Homes, said: “Reaching this milestone of 1000 homes has been no mean feat. It has been achieved due to the efforts from everyone involved, especially our contractors. No matter what the weather or challenge, they have managed to deliver new homes for our customers every week. We look forward to creating many more milestones with this incredible team in the future.”
Emmett McGivern, Director at E&L Construction Services, said: “A phenomenal amount of work goes on behind the scenes that many people don’t realise. We are grateful for our dedicated subcontractors who have put their all into the job and have even worked extra hours to deliver houses on time.
“We have recently celebrated our 5-year anniversary working with Lotus Homes. In that time, we have completed multiple developments in Antrim. We are now on to Ballyclare, and were delighted that the 1000th home was in Rushfield. Here’s to many more years of working alongside a devoted team and achieving success.”
Lotus Homes is continuing to work alongside its contractors to develop more houses across Northern Ireland.
Racheal Craig & David Craig, The 1000th Home Purchasers.
Notes to Editors
Lotus Homes is part of the Lotus Group, which is run by the Murdock family. The group owns both The Junction and The Boulevard retail parks in Antrim and Banbridge.