Long and Lyttle welcome new homes on site of MP’s old school

East Belfast MP Naomi Long and Chris Lyttle MLA have welcomed the official opening of a new £5 million housing development on the site of the former Mersey Street Primary School. The listed building has been transformed by Connswater Homes into 30 state of the art family apartments with many of its original features remaining intact.

Naomi Long MP, a former pupil of the school, said: “I would like to congratulate Connswater Homes on an excellent scheme, which will not only address housing need in this area but also preserve the important history of this special building for East Belfast.”

East Belfast Alliance MLA Chris Lyttle said: “This scheme clearly shows the positive benefits of imaginative restoration projects within the community. The new apartments and the facade which was maintained within the complex are highly impressive and I would like to pay tribute to all those involved.”


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