Glen Community House receives makeover

Four people stand outside a building
Pictured from left is Owen Brady, Ards and North Down Area Manager, Mike Mohan, Patch Manager, John Gibson, chairperson of Glen Ward Community Development Association and Claire McCullough from the Glen community.

Glen Community House has undergone an extensive refurbishment thanks to the Housing Executive.

Located in Glen Estate, Newtownards, the Housing Executive has invested just under £55,000 for the makeover which ran over a 17-week period.

Work to the building included a complete electrical re-wire, including a fire system and intruder alarm system and data cabling.

A new kitchen installation, glazed reception area and a new bathroom with disabled facilities were also fitted as well as internal re-configuration to provide an office and conference room.

Provision of patio doors to the rear of the building and a new disabled access was also included in the refurbishment.

Blinds and signage were provided by Engie Regeneration and the building was also completely re-plastered internally.

New door frames and internal fire doors were also fitted and a new front door with automatic opening and intercom system.

John Gibson, chairperson of Glen Ward Community Development Association is delighted with the finished look of the community hub.

Glen Community House

Glen Community House has undergone extensive refurbishment works courtesy of the Housing Executive following a £55,000 investment.

He said: “We have had the community house since 1997 and we use it for various local groups to meet up in and we also run fitness classes from it as well too.

“A lot of our planning is also done from this central hub and it has a number of other uses and is very much a focal point of the local community.

“The finished result is amazing and we are so happy with the work that has been carried out by the Housing Executive which is at a high standard.

“We have worked with Patch Manager, Mike Mohan and Ards and North Down Area Manager, Owen Brady very well over the last few years and we hope to continue this good working relationship in the future.”

Ards and North Down Area Manager, Owen Brady said: “We were delighted to be able to help transform the Glen Community House which has such an important role for local residents in the area.

“Work that was carried out has brought the building up to a high level of modern standard for all who will now enjoy using it in the community.

“Thanks to our technical team who helped to manage this community-based project, the Glen Ward Community Development Association for their help and co-operation and Patch Manager, Mike Mohan.”

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