Northern Ireland

Eddie Irvine firm gets approval for Bangor school site housing

Eddie Irvine
Image caption Ballyquinn Properties is owned by the former Formula One racing driver Eddie Irvine

Planners have approved a housing development on the site of Bangor Grammar School in County Down.

The College Avenue site was bought by Ballyquinn Properties earlier this year - the school will shortly be relocating to a new building on Gransha Road.

The housing scheme will consist of 43 detached and semi detached houses set around a green while the original school building will be converted into apartments.

Ballyquinn Properties is owned by the former Formula One racing driver Eddie Irvine.

Mr Irvine, a former Bangor Grammar pupil, has amassed a considerable property empire since he retired from the sport.