PORTER & CO MARKS MAJOR MILESTONE AT £10M DEVELOPMENT AS EUROSPAR OPENS AT WALLACE VILLAGE LISBURN

Multi award-winning builder, Porter & Co, has completed the first phase of its latest development, Wallace Village, as it handed over the keys of the new 8,000 sq. ft EUROSPAR and adjoining eight-pump petrol station to tenants, Henderson Group.

The opening of the locally owned store, marks a major milestone for the £10 million Lisburn development, which will see this impressive, high spec, retail outlet form the heart of the scheme’s village centre, serving hundreds of households in the area’s wider series of residential developments.

Bill Porter, founder and owner of Porter & Co, said the aim of the development was to create a village feel by creating a mix of residential and retail offerings with the builder’s trademark, high-end, Georgian style:

“We’re delighted to welcome EUROSPAR to its new Wallace Village location. We pride ourselves on the quality of homes we develop, with an attention to detail both inside and out. However, it is also important to us that we create a community and village-like environment for residents to enjoy. This leading EUROSPAR with high-end Quails butchery, Mauds ice-cream and barista bar offering, is a fantastic example of how the right retail element in a mixed-use scheme like this can help build a budding community.”

Mark McCammond, Retail Director at Henderson Group, added:

“This new store is great news for the local community. With a wide range of fresh, local produce and great prices as well as additional services and promotions, EUROSPAR is a one-stop shop that has everything customers need – right on their doorstep.”

Located adjacent to Thaxton roundabout at the intersection of Boomer’s Way and Prince William Road in Lisburn, the Wallace Village EUROSPAR, occupies the ground floor of a 22,000 sq. ft, three-story building, which has been finished in Porter & Co’s signature rumble brick, natural slate and period-style detailing. The remaining space within this building will encompass office space, an impressive penthouse apartment, plus a fully spec’d Porter & Co show home.

Fionnuala Brennan, Relationship Manager at First Trust Bank, which provided part investment support for the development said;

“We are delighted to support Bill and the team at Porter First Land on this significant investment, which will play a key role in the development of Wallace Village. Having worked with Porter First Land for a number of years, we know the importance they place on quality, craftsmanship, as well as service delivery – making them the perfect developer for a project such as this. At First Trust Bank, we are always keen to find ambitious partners and provide the best financial solutions to help bring their vision to life. We are sure Wallace Village and the surrounding community is looking forward to visiting the new EUROSPAR, and we are proud to have supported this key commercial development.”

The first phase of the scheme took just eighteen months to complete, with all work carried out directly by Porter & Co’s own highly skilled workforce.

Phase two of the high-end, village-style development is currently underway, which will see seven townhouses, twelve apartments and five smaller retail units added to the existing mix of residential and commercial property and is expected to be completed throughout 2019 /2020.