Novelty housing in town

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SOMETHING new in local housing design was being built at the Mourne Road in Lurgan in 1967.

The maisonette was not new to Northern Ireland but it was a novelty for Lurgan.

At the Mourne Road scheme two storey houses were to be built on top of one another to make a compact four storey building.

There were to be 21 maisonettes in all, some with four bedrooms and others with three.

There were also to be two shops with a flat above each.

The maisonettes were to look similar to 36 flats which were being built in Queen Street.