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Posted on 4 November 2020
£82.5m of new homes in Lisburn and Hillsborough is shot in the arm for local construction jobs and suppliers
One of Northern Ireland’s premier home builders, Porter&Co, has commenced construction on the £22.5m development Governors Gate Demesne in Hillsborough, which includes 70 new homes and a major £60m development in Lisburn – Charlestown Hall – extending to 250 homes over a 6 year period.

The first phase of these developments will be released in early 2021, starting with six luxury homes at Governors Gate Demesne, situated opposite the walled boundary of Hillsborough Forest Park, together with 14 homes in Charlestown Hall.

This announcement coincides with Porter&Co opening the doors to the “Porter Experience” an incredible £3m Georgian House in Wallace Village, Lisburn, housing a stunning interior and lifestyle experience for Porter&Co homebuyers.

Commenting on the new releases and launch of the “Porter Experience”, Managing Director, Bill Porter says: “With the positive activity in the current market, we feel comfortable at making this major investment which will generate substantial employment in the local construction industry, building supply trades, and our own professional team. We are committed to sourcing locally and know that this support will be very welcome now and next year.”

Selling agent Simon Brien, Partner of Simon Brien Residential, spoke of the upcoming release:
“We are confident that Charlestown Hall and Governors Gate Demesne will be very well received by the market as we are currently experiencing strong demand in the Lisburn and Hillsborough areas. Buyers will appreciate that a home by the award-winning Porter & Co represents quality and superior workmanship, and this latest addition of the “Porter Experience” in Wallace Village, is yet another progressive step by the company in delivering the ultimate for homebuyers here in Northern Ireland.”
Elaborating on the “Porter Experience” Bill enthuses: “For many years, we’ve been building superior residential developments in which we’ve tailored various aspects of individual homes to suit homeowners’ preferences.

“It’s been a long-held vision to create a spectacular Georgian House that showcases those unique and personalised details that we’re renowned for; a space that inspires homeowners, helping them to visualise features and options that can be incorporated into their new home.

“We’re thrilled that the building is now open, and is a beautiful place where homebuyers will start their journey in owning a Porter home,”

Created to offer property owners a unique and personalised experience when purchasing their new home, the new building showcases every detail and option that makes a Porter&Co home so special.
Designed and impeccably furnished by Evelyn and Luke Mehaffey of STYLISH LIVING, the interiors duo have relocated their interior design practice to within the building, sitting alongside displays of some of the finest craftsmanship from local companies including Alconn Kitchens and bathrooms by Bathline, Haldane Fisher.

Interested homeowners will start their journey with Porter&Co by visiting the new building in Wallace Village, which is where the house buying process will commence with room sets created to visually showcase kitchens and bathrooms that are included within PC sums, right up to luxury bespoke finishes. There are also inspirational room-sets featuring home office, luxury lounges, and even a boot room, appealing to both contemporary and traditional tastes.

The culmination of 12 months’ development, renowned interiors expert, Evelyn Mehaffey from STYLISH LIVING comments: “We ‘re hugely excited to be an integral part of this unique experience which demonstrates Bill Porter’s commitment to exceptional quality and is a welcome vote of confidence in these times
when many sectors are experiencing uncertainty.
“In addition to offering homeowners inspiration and visually conveying what their new home could look like, we also have an array of exclusive giftware and home accessories on show at the Georgian House – the first of this level in Ireland or the UK.”