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New kitchens for Coleraine residents

Published: Fri, 14 Nov 2014
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(L to r) Brendan Doherty NIHE, Mayor George Duddy, local tenant Eric Ross and Deirdre Allen NIHE are pictured with Minister Mervyn Storey
Coleraine kitchens minister
As part of an ongoing commitment to improving our housing stock 56 tenants in the Harpur’s Hill area are getting new kitchens at a cost of £258,608.
The new kitchens will ensure that these homes in Coleraine continue to meet modern day standards and tenants will be involved in the selection of their units, worktops and tiles.
Plumbing and electrics will also be upgraded and smoke and heat detectors will be fitted or upgraded as required.   
The Social Development Minister, Mervyn Storey MLA, who viewed the Harpurs Hill scheme yesterday, said:
“I am delighted to see at first hand the significant improvements that the Housing Executive is making to its homes here in Harpurs Hill, Coleraine.  
“This is part of the Housing Executive’s overall strategy in continually upgrading its properties which, I have no doubt, will help improve the quality of life for their tenants.”
Brendan Doherty, local manager at the Housing Executive in Coleraine, said:
“We are continually improving the quality of our housing stock in Causeway area and where better to invest than in the heart of the home, the kitchen.
"The existing kitchens in these homes had come to the end of their useful life and needed to be replaced. The new kitchens will not only improve the quality of our properties but we hope they will make everyday life a bit easier for the tenants involved.”
Tenant, Eric Ross was one of the tenants to get a new kitchen.
He said: “I would like to say a big thank you to the Housing Executive and to the workmen who were very hard working and did their job very well.”
“My kitchen looks great. It’s lovely and I am very pleased with it,” he added.